Cameron Jibril Thomaz, aka Wiz Khalifa, was facing charges of marijuana trafficking, maintaining a dwelling to store or sell pot, and possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from his arrest last November after a performance at East Carolina University. This week, Pitt County District Attorney Clark Everett announced that all charges against the rapper were dismissed.
According to DA Everett the chargers were in error as there is a 10-pound minimum necessary to trigger a marijuana trafficking charge. Police found only 58 grams on one of Khalifa’s tour buses.
Unfortunately for Khalifa, the trumped up charges took a financial toll. He paid a bondsman for covering his $300,000 bond. Had the charges been consistent with the evidence, the rapper would likely have been on the hook for only $1,000 bond. Khalifa also bailed out his manger and the rest of his crew in order to continue the “Waken Baken” tour.
“The magistrate or someone at that office must have misread the statute. We discovered the error maybe two hours after Thomaz paid the bondsman's premium and left. Because of that, it was a high price he paid for bringing the drug onto the campus. Had he remained to discover the error, he would not have been bonded so high, probably $1,000.”
In an odd twist it appears the District Attorney is suggesting that Khalifa is to blame for paying the higher bond because he wasn’t too keen on waiting around in jail until the police realized they were roughly 158 ounces off in charging him with trafficking.
Ultimately all of the charges against Khalifa and six others were dismissed after three of Khalifa’s crew took the rap for the pot on the bus during an August 11 hearing.