Benjamin Curtis, who appears in Dell Computer's "Dude, yer gettin' a Dell" ads, was arrested for marijuana possession today in Manhattan. In the ads, Curtis plays a guy named Steven who brags about how great he thinks Dell computers are.
The Manhattan District Attorneys Office intends to charge Curtis with a misdemeanor for criminal possession that could result in a 3 month prison sentence (or less)
The spokesperson for Dell's ad agency says: "We're following the situation closely and working with our ad agency to understand what's transpired here." It would not say if the arrest means the end of Dell Boy. http://www.abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20030210_395.html