Back in October 2020, Fleetwood Mac’s hit song “Dreams” shot to number one on iTunes thanks to a viral TikTok video. Idaho Falls, Idaho resident Nathan Apodaca (username 420Doggface208) was cruising down the street on his longboard sipping Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice while singing Fleetwood Mac’s hit song. Apodaca’s rise to fame sparked a backlash Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Ocean Spray CEO Tom Hayes, Cheech and Chong and many more. Needless to say, this was the vibe at the height of the pandemic, and he’s had a steady stream of TikTok videos ever since. Back in August 2022, Apodaca made his acting debut as Uncle Charlie in the Hulu series Reserve dogs. He appeared in Klypso’s music video for “Low Rider (No Lighter)” with Snoop Dogg and War earlier this year. Ironically, it starts with Doggface smoking with Cheech and Chong and a cop.
However, Apodaca was recently arrested for cannabis. There appears to be some dispute between the reasons for the arrest between Apodaca’s perspective and law enforcement.
According to local Idaho police, he was pulled over for having an expired registration sticker on his truck. TMZ broke the story, saying the trooper allegedly smelled marijuana when he approached the vehicle. While Apodaca was looking for his registration in the glove box, the police officer noticed food items in Apodaca’s glove box, prompting him to ask Apodaca to step out of the truck.
Apodaca told the officer there were cannabis products in his truck, including three packs of THC gum and a vaping tool. The officer arrested him for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was given a warning but released the same day on a $600 bond.
TMZ reached out to Apodaca about the incident, who shared that things turned out differently from her perspective. “The officers failed to read me my Miranda rights during the arrest. At first, when the officers found the weed, they said they were just going to write a ticket. Then they found the gun and told me I was under arrest because I had a felony record and was not allowed to carry a firearm. However, I have no crime on my record from what I told the officers,” Apodaca told TMZ. “Even though I told them that, they arrested me. I sat in jail for several hours without bond before they told me they would [sic] huge mistake. Then they told me that I was only charged with weed and that I could be contacted.”
In Idaho, possession of three ounces or less is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $1,000. Felony charges include possession of more than three ounces but less than one pound; This can result in up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Ideally, cannabis laws will be more forgiving in the future if medical cannabis is legalized. Advocates in Idaho are currently targeting 2024 as the year to put medical cannabis on the ballot. Previously, Idaho had seen nearly a decade of attempts to legalize the medical use of cannabis, but never received the necessary support. An organization called Kind Idaho is now collecting signatures to make sure they have enough qualifications in 2024. “We want Idahoans to succeed on their own terms. And for many of these people on their own terms, the best solution is medical marijuana,” said Kind Idaho Treasurer Joe Evans.