In early June, we learned the surprising news that Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford was arrested in Texas on charges of misdemeanor marijuana possession after a rolled joint cigarette was allegedly found in his car. Just about a week later, Chace was officially charged with the crime but Texas law insists that the accused stand in front of the judge in order to be formally charged. When last we saw Chace out and about, he was in London doing his best to forget his troubles but today we learn that Chace made his way back to Texas in order to be formally charged for his crime:
“Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford rolled into a McKinney, Texas courthouse just moments ago — where a judge will formally charge the actor for allegedly having an unlit joint in a car he was sitting in. Chace was technically charged earlier this month — but Texas law requires the actor to appear in court so the judge can make it official. Chace is facing one misdemeanor count of weed possession. TMZ broke the story — Chace was busted in a Plano, TX parking lot after cops claim they found one unlit joint in the car he was in with a friend. If convicted, Chace could face up to 6 months behind bars.
I’m telling you, Texas is not kidding around when it comes to law enforcement. They are quite serious when it comes to prosecuting crimes, especially drug cases so I’m not sure that Chace should be rolling into court lookin’ all smug and smiley. Still, celebs have an uncanny way of wiggling off the hook when they get into trubs. I cannot imagine that Chace will actually spend any time in jail for this alleged infraction but, again, we’re talking about Texas here. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Any Texans in the hiz? Do any of y’all think that Chace will fry for his alleged crime?