Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested Saturday night in Barstow, California, after police found marijuana in his truck during a traffic stop.
Knight was booked on charges of violating his parole and is being held by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department pending his transfer to state prison this week.
State officials will review the case to see if Knight should be held or released.
Authorities say Knight, 39, was stopped after making an unsafe U-turn. He was also cited for not having insurance.
Also in the pickup with Knight was 18-year-old Alexis Wilkenson of Las Vegas, who police say was carrying a fake ID. She was arrested for providing false information to an officer and later released.
Knight served five years starting in 1996 after he assaulted a man in a Las Vegas hotel just hours before Tupac Shakur was gunned down (see “Suge Knight Speaks Upon Leaving Prison For Death Row” ). The attack violated Knight’s state probation on his conviction for attacking two rappers at a recording studio in 1992, as well as his probation in a federal case in which he pleaded no contest in 1995 to trafficking firearms.
More recently, he served another 10 months for violating his parole after striking a Hollywood nightclub valet (see “Suge Knight Arrested After Allegedly Hitting Parking Valet” ).