Up-and-coming comic actor Craig Robinson was arrested June 29 in Culver City, California, and charged with three felony drug counts, according to TMZ.com.
The charges include possession of MDMA (commonly known by its street name, ecstasy); possession of methamphetamine; and being under the influence of cocaine, amphetamines and cannabinoids (most likely marijuana, although possibly other medications).
Robinson was pulled over while driving for a traffic violation when police found the drugs in his car, the gossip site reported.
Somewhat ironically, perhaps, Robinson has recently found great acclaim for his performance as a drug runner’s henchman in “Pineapple Express,” a stoner comedy about two potheads (Seth Rogen and James Franco) on the run from murderous thugs. Robinson also had a small but memorable role in the Judd Apatow-directed “Knocked Up” as a bouncer who turns away Katherine Heigl and Leslie Mann.
The actor has also made a name for himself on TV, often stealing scenes as warehouse worker Darryl on “The Office.”
Robinson’s next big role is in “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” also starring Rogen. Filming for the Kevin Smith-directed comedy was completed earlier in the year. Robinson also has roles in “The Post Grad Survival Guide” and “Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian.”
According to TMZ, the actor’s representatives had no comment at press time.