Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 | 12:07 p.m.
Marion “Suge” Knight, former head of Death Row Records, was arrested for possessing marijuana during a traffic stop Wednesday, Metro Police said.
Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said the stop occurred at 5:34 p.m. Wednesday in the 4000 block of Arville Street in the western valley.
A record check during the traffic stop revealed that Knight, 46, had three outstanding warrants in Las Vegas related to traffic offenses, Meltzer said. The patrol officer then found marijuana in Knight’s possession, she said.
Knight, who played defensive end for the UNLV football team in 1985 and 1986, was arrested and booked in the Clark County Detention Center in connection with the warrants, an unsafe lane change and nonmedical possession of a controlled substance less than 1 ounce, Meltzer said.
Knight was later released from jail on his own recognizance, police said.
Knight, co-founded Death Row Records in 1982 with Andre Young, better known as Dr. Dre. The label has produced such rap stars as Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.