“Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford was arrested in Plano, Texas, for possession of marijuana early Friday (June 4), local police confirmed to MTV News.
The police department’s public information officer confirmed that Crawford, 24, was released on bond after being arrested shortly after midnight for possessing under two ounces of marijuana.
At press time, reps for the actor had not responded to MTV News’ requests for comment.
Unnamed sources reportedly told TMZ.com that Crawford was in a car with a friend when he was busted, and police found a single marijuana cigarette.
Ironically, Crawford plays a drug dealer in the forthcoming film “Twelve,” based on Nick McDonell’s novel (see a new trailer for the film right here). The indie flick, in which 50 Cent co-stars, has Crawford playing White Mike, a teenage dropout whose mother has just died and who is selling drugs to his ex-classmates on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. In a conversation earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, director Joel Schumacher explained to MTV News why the young actor was perfect for the part.
“Chace is very intelligent, comes from a really fine family,” he said. “There’s an old soul in him somewhere. He could play the grieving really well. There are a few scenes of anger. He was just right for the part, and the camera loves him. He does a lot with very little, and that’s the essence of a good actor.”