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R&B singer Frank Ocean cited for pot possession

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  • Grammy-nominated R&B singer Frank Ocean is facing a marijuana possession charge stemming from a traffic stop in which police say they found a small bag of marijuana on the 25-year-old Ocean.

      Grammy-nominated R&B singer Frank Ocean is facing a marijuana possession charge stemming from a traffic stop in which police say they found a small bag of marijuana on the 25-year-old Ocean.
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BRIDGEPORT, Calif. -- Grammy-nominated R&B singer Frank Ocean is facing a marijuana possession charge after police say he was pulled over on New Year's Eve in California's Eastern Sierra Nevada for driving more than 90 mph in a 65 mph zone.

The Mono County Sheriff's Department says officers stopped Ocean's black BMW at about 4:30 p.m. Dec. 31 as he was heading southbound on U.S. 395.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Jennifer Hansen says a strong odor of marijuana wafted out as a deputy approached the vehicle.

Hansen says the deputy found a small bag of marijuana on the 25-year-old Ocean, whose legal name is Christopher Breaux.

She says the Beverly Hills resident was cited for marijuana possession and released.

Calls and an email message sent to Ocean's representatives Thursday were not immediately returned.

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