June 4, 2010 / 9:30 PM / 9 years ago

Chace Crawford busted for pot possession

Actor Chace Crawford, star of the television drama series 'Gossip Girl', is shown in this booking mug shot from the Plano, Texas Police Department released to Reuters June 4, 2010. Crawford was arrested in Plano on possession of marijuana early Friday. REUTERS/Plano Police Department/Handout

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood heartthrob Chace Crawford, star US television drama “Gossip Girl,” was arrested in the early morning hours of Friday outside Dallas, Texas for possession of marijuana, police said.

A report from the police department in Plano, Texas, a suburb north of Dallas, said Crawford was arrested just before 1 a.m. CDT with under two ounces of marijuana.

No further details were given, and a police spokesman said he did not know exactly how much marijuana Crawford had.

The spokesman said Crawford posted bail and was released. He faces a maximum of up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine if convicted of the misdemeanor crime.

On hit show “Gossip Girl,” Crawford, 24, portrays young Nate Archibald who lives a life of privilege in the scheming world of rich kids on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

He has been one of the series’ breakout stars and this summer, he will appear in the movie “Twelve” portraying a young man who sells marijuana to teenage New Yorkers.

Crawford was born in Lubbock, Texas, but raised in Plano. The police report lists his current home as New York City and his full name as Christopher Chace Crawford.

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