Former Death Row Records boss was initially stopped by police for driving offence

Former Death Row Records boss Suge Knight has been arrested by police in the US for possession of marijuana.

Knight, who was sentenced to 36 months probation for driving on a suspended license in August last year, was originally stopped by police for committing a driving offence, reports the BBC.

Police in Las Vegas had spotted him changing lanes and making a turn without signalling properly and, during a search, was found with less than an ounce in marijuana. He has now been released from jail on $2,600 (£1, 646).

Knight has twice been pulled up on charges of driving on a suspended license before, and was also arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in May 2010, when the rap mogul was picked up by police after allegedly pointing a gun at someone then leaving the scene by car.

In October last year, meanwhile, an ex-LAPD detective claimed that P Diddy and Suge Knight ordered the murders of rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. Responding to the accusations, however, Diddy said: “This story is pure fiction and completely ridiculous.”