Geohot, was booked and charged with felony marijuana possession while heading to the annual SXSW conference in Austin. Hotz was on his way to give a talk at SXSW, when he had to pass through a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca. According to a source familiar with the case, Department of Homeland Security officers brought drug dogs to each car. When the dogs barked, Hotz (and his passengers) were pulled over for more searching.
Hotz has a medical marijuana license in California, where he lives. In the car’s glove box, Hotz apparently had 1/4 oz. of marijuana and chocolate edibles equivalent to less than 1/8 oz. of the drug. Hotz was booked for a felony and posted $1,500 bail.
GeoHot made it to SXSW and gave his talk. Listen to it here: The Final Frontier of Reverse Engineering