2012 did not end as planned for Frank Ocean, who was pulled over New Year's Eve and cited for possession of marijuana in California.
In a statement erroneously calling Ocean a "rap artist," Mono County Sherriff's Office released the following: "On Monday, December 31, 2012, at approximately 4:30pm, a Mono County Deputy Sheriff, with the assistance of a California Highway Patrol Officer, observed a black BMW traveling at a high rate of speed, southbound on US Hwy 395.
"The vehicle was stopped by the Deputy. As the Deputy approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana came from inside the car. Christopher Breaux, aka Frank Ocean, age 25, of Beverly Hills, CA, had a small bag of marijuana on his person. Mr. Breaux was cited for possession of marijuana and released."
According to CBS Local, "Ocean received a Notice to Appear for driving with a suspended license, speeding and for the tinted front windows."
Ocean declined to comment via his representative, but tweeted a link to Wikipedia's entry for "The Streisand Effect," the phenomenon that the more you try to suppress information, the more sought after it becomes. The singer also posted a picture from the back of a police car via his Instagram with the caption "Worst trip ever."