Dell Dude Arrested For Pot Possession, No Time Or Record If Clean For A Year

This just in from our iWe knew he was on somethingi department, according to a Yahoo! News article: Benjamin Curtis, a.k.a. The Dell Dude, was arrested Monday in New York for the possession of marijuana. The news quickly swept the Internet yesterday, prompting headlines, comments, and jokes ranging from "Dude, youire getting a cell," to "Dude, youire getting a dimebag." From the article:

Dude, yer gettini busted! The actor who gained fame and a cult following as the slacker "Steven" in commercials for Dell computers was arrested buying a small bag of marijuana, police said.

Benjamin Curtis, a 22-year-old New York University drama student, was arraigned Monday on a misdemeanor drug possession charge. The charge assumes a suspect is not carrying more than a "use amount" ? enough to roll several marijuana cigarettes.

Police said he was arrested Sunday night on the Lower East Side after officers on a drug detail spotted him buying a small bag of marijuana from Omar Mendez, 19. Mendez faces drug sale and possession charges.


At the arraignment, Criminal Court Judge Ellen Coin advised Curtis that his case will be dismissed, and his record expunged, if he avoids arrest during the next year.

Asked if he understood, Curtis said, "Yes, maiam."

Check out the full article at Yahoo! News.