Long before Armie Hammer stole our hearts as one half of the heart-achingly beautiful love story in Call Me by Your Name, he was apparently caught in possession of (insert fake gasps) weed.
Back in November 2011, police pulled over the actor in Texas and arrested him for marijuana possession. According to TMZ, local police said they had confiscated three pot cookies and one brownie from Hammer. After he had spent the day in jail and paid his $1,000 bond, Hammer was released and the charges were dropped since he reportedly had just 0.02 ounces of weed on him at the time.
TMZ broke the news of Hammer’s arrest in January 2012, just days before that year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where Hammer was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his part in J. Edgar. (Alas, he didn’t win.)
In an Instagram post this week, the star briefly discussed his minor brush with the law. “It might not be Thursday, but this throwback seems worth it… #godblesstexas,” he captioned his mug shot from the arrest. The flattering shot would make even Jeremy Meeks, aka the model formerly known as “Hot Felon,” super proud: In it, Hammer wears the top few buttons of his shirt undone and the collar popped, flashes the camera a dreamy smize, and sports perfectly styled hair. Minus the concrete walls, it could literally be a photo taken of Hammer on any red carpet in Hollywood.
In the post, the 31-year-old tagged his close friend Ashton Ramsey and put the location as the Sierra Blanca checkpoint, a federal inspection station in Sierra Blanca, Texas, about 20 miles from the U.S.–Mexico border, along Interstate 10, which spans the country from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida. According to Texas Monthly, the Sierra Blanca checkpoint has been the site of multiple celebrity weed busts: Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Fiona Apple, and Nelly all reportedly had marijuana confiscated from them at what The Hollywood Reporter called in 2012 “the checkpoint of no return.”
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