Aaron Carter claims he is a medical marijuana patient whose “celebrity was targeted” when he was arrested for driving under the influence and drug possession over the weekend.
The 29-year-old singer – and younger brother of Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame – was arrested on a Georgia highway on Sunday after another motorist called 911 to report that he was “driving all over the road.”
He is accused of drunken driving and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Carter has since released a statement claiming he was arrested at an Auto Zone “with aggression.”
“Aaron holds a medical license for medical marijuana for his long standing (sic) anxiety. He feels his ‘celebrity’ was targeted," reads the statement.
The Habersham County Sherriff’s Office sees things differently.
“He was driving all over the road and driving into the median,” said Habersham County sheriff’s Capt. Floyd Canup.
Curiously, Canup added that George law doesn’t allow the kind of cannabis found during the arrest. However, he didn't specify what exactly that means. Georgia is known for its strict cannabis laws.
“It’s not the green, leafy type which he had,” said Canup.
h/t The Cannabist