Taboo is a member of the Black Eyed Peas. His name is.... different.

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Rapper Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas is facing a stiff penalty - a maximum $200 fine, and no jail time - for two misdemeanor drug charges.

Taboo, whose real name is Jaime Luis Gomez, 31, was caught with a small amount of weed and arrested in March in the City of Industry, near L.A., after a minor traffic accident.

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After this great Taboo mug shot was taken, he was charged with possession of marijuana while driving, on top of possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

If convicted, the bandmate of Fergie faces only the fine and no jail term. His arraignment is set for May 25.

Man, a staggering $200. Where's he ever gonna get the money to pay for that?

We're not saying Taboo should do time - or that pot should even be illegal - but that's got to be the dumbest penalty we've ever heard of.

Seriously, what kind of deterrent is that?

Paris Hilton goes to jail for driving with a suspended license. Akon is in all kinds of trouble for simulated sex acts performed on an underage skank on stage. If you can't hand down real fines, why bother making it a crime?

Looks like George Michael is staring at a similar non-punishment for his own incident of driving on drugs.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Taboo, a member of the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas, was arrested on DUI charges last night after he crashed his car.

The incident happened about 20 miles east of Los Angeles.

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No word on whether fellow Black Eyed Peas Fergie or have spoken to Taboo.

According to police, Taboo - a.k.a. Jaime Luis Gomez - was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a prescribed medication without a prescription, and driving under the influence.

That's a stellar combination of substances that would make Nicole Richie proud. Maybe they were even hanging out together before the wreck.

Taboo is the latest D-list celebrity to be arrested, following the likes of Jason Wahler. Congratulations on this high honor, man.

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