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B2K Singer

The $2 Million Pot Fine

Is Totally Bogus, Dude

10/21/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The B2K singer who could be hit for nearly $2 million in fines and lawyers fees because of his involvement in a marijuana dispensary ... might be the victim of a bum rap -- because we're told he has nothing to do with the pot shop anymore.

TMZ broke the story ... Dreux Pierre Frederic -- aka Lil' Fizz -- is being sued by the State of California, which claims he's a part owner in an illegal marijuana store in West Hollywood.  According to the suit, the shop -- Little Amsterdam -- was operating in an area not zoned for pot dispensaries.  The state is asking for $2,500 a day in fines from July, 2010 till now.  Total -- more than a million bucks, and another possible $750,000 in law enforcement costs and lawyers fees.

But sources close to Fizz tell TMZ ... he got out of the pot business in 2008.  So, they say, the state is barking up the wrong tree.

We're told people close to Fizz have contacted the state, and authorities are now on the hunt for the real owners.  But so far, Fizz is still a named defendant.

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11 COMMENTS

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TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Now he can have the inmates in jail pick up where marques Houston left off.

1076 days ago
2.

Kathy    

Having a black associated with a marijuana place? How ironic is that?

1076 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

TMZ, you're seriously overestimating the interestingnesss of this story. The one article yesterday was enough.

1076 days ago
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electriczipper    

I would love to work in a store like that...inventory control or maybe quality control..yeah baby

1076 days ago
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Dee    

Wow, and they conveniently waited until the fines were yay high. The government is made up of crooks.

1076 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

First, what do these D bags expect when they open a dispensary and call it "Little Amsterdam”??? It is clowns like this (about 50% of the industry) who are going to get medical MJ shut down from those who have a real medical benefit from it.

The State needs to take control and then hire sub-contracted grow companies - They must be vetted, no felons, secure warehouses, bonded and insured. Use the same model as the private prison system. There is no liability and they can screen these douche bags from doing what happened here. There will be no tax cheating as well. Win Win.

1076 days ago
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LI_Mom    

Awwww, he's "retired" & was only breaking the law back in 2008?

Makes me wonder why ALL drug pushers don't just lease a physical store so THEY can also sell their illegal drugs?

Just remember to pay your taxes & there's no problem. lol

1076 days ago
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DJ Blur    

Cool photoshop cutout lines you got there

1076 days ago
9.

Cris Ericson    

sounds like Police extortion based on what they figure his income is!
WHITE HOUSE MARIJUANA petition
DEADLINE SUNDAY - PLEASE SIGN NOW!

http://wh.gov/gP1

"Demand an Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution to End Marijuana,
marihuna, cannabis and hemp
Prohibition"

President Obama allows Adults
and children age 13 and up to sign!

This is an UMBRELLA petition that
covers HEMP, CANNABIS AND MARIJUANA
LEGALIZATION.

http://wh.gov/gP1

1076 days ago
10.

Jt    

This place is not in west Hollywood. It is off Robertson in Beverlywood.

1075 days ago

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