Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested Saturday (Feb. 5) evening for suspicion of violating his parole after police found marijuana in his Ford pickup truck during a traffic stop, according to reports.
Knight, 39, was arrested in Barstow, about 100 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The rap mogul is currently awaiting transfer to state prison next week, said sheriff’s Cpl. Lorraine Riser.
State officials will assess Knight’s case to decide whether he should be held or released, Riser said.
After pulling Knight over for making a dangerous U-turn, police said they searched his truck and discovered marijuana.
The Death Row Records co-founder was also cited for not having insurance.
A woman in the vehicle allegedly had a fake ID and was arrested for giving police false information.
The woman, identified as Alexis Wilkenson, 18, of Las Vegas, was later released.
Knight was sent to prison in 2001 for assault and weapons violations and recently served an additional 10 months for violating his parole and striking a Hollywood nightclub valet.
Publicist Jonathan Wolfson, who has represented Knight in the past, did not immediately return calls Sunday morning to the Associated Press.