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R&B singer Frank Ocean charged with pot possession

 LollapaloozFrank Ocean concert Google Play Stage Saturday evening.  August  4 2012. I  Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

Lollapalooza, Frank Ocean, in concert on the Google Play Stage Saturday evening. August 4, 2012. I Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

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Updated: January 4, 2013 12:31AM



BRIDGEPORT, Calif. — Grammy-nominated R&B singer Frank Ocean has temporarily lost his driver’s license and faces a marijuana possession charge, police said. Ocean was pulled over twice in the final days of the year in California’s Eastern Sierra Nevada for driving more than 90 mph in 65 mph zones.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Department said officers stopped Ocean’s black BMW on Dec. 30 as he was heading northbound on U.S. 395 near Keoughs and cited him for speeding.

Ocean was pulled over again on New Year’s Eve about 4:30 p.m. as he was heading southbound on U.S. 395 at about 95 mph. The second time, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jennifer Hansen said a strong odor of marijuana wafted out as a deputy approached the vehicle.

Hansen said the deputy found a small bag of marijuana on the Ocean, 25, of Beverly Hills, whose legal name is Christopher Edwin Breaux, and cited him for marijuana possession.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. Andrew Thompson said a CHP officer also Ocean a verbal warning about his speed and cited Ocean for driving with a suspended driver’s license and having tinted front windows. Ocean’s license was confiscated and a passenger was allowed to drive the vehicle away, Thompson said.

Ocean’s representative Heathcliff Berru declined to comment on Thursday.



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