by Chris Richburg
R&B singer/songwriter Robin Thicke collected a drug possession charge while in New York yesterday, according to authorities.
The New York Daily News reports the vocalist was arrested early Friday afternoon (February 17) at 12:25 p.m. by patrol officers who saw him smoking a joint while sitting in a Cadillac Escalade near 3rd Ave. and E. 21st St., close to Gramercy Park.
Although there was another person in the vehicle, a police source stated Thicke was the only one arrested.
The singer was charged with possession of marijuana.
“He wasn’t driving,” a police source told the Daily News. “He was sitting in the car. He was arrested and a small amount of marijuana was recovered on him.”
Despite being arrested, another source said the 34-year-old entertainer was amiable throughout the process, adding that Thicke was taking pictures and signing autographs for officers.
Thicke was released after receiving a desk appearance ticket.
News of the singer’s run-in with the law comes as he promotes his fifth album, Love After War.
The offering, released in December, contains the hit title track as well as the Lil Wayne-featured “Pretty Lil’ Heart.”