Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon have been entangled in a drug-infested world for years, RadarOnline.com has exclusively uncovered. The latest revelation: The tragic couple’s close friend was arrested on serious drug charges — and pleaded guilty!
The couple’s pal Mason Whitaker — who calls Gordon his “big brother” on Facebook page and was with him when he flipped his car in a DUI crash last year — was arrested in September 2010 on drug charges including possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of a schedule I or II narcotic.
According to a police report obtained by Radar, then-underage Whitaker was with two friends at Yates Sports Bar in Alpharetta, Georgia, where his acquaintances not only "threatened" a female employee, but were "rude" and used "profanities," per the report.
The cops "smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverages" on all three, and also noted they "displayed characteristic sic not consistent with alcohol." The officer noted that when asking questions he also had to repeat himself "at least three times."
They were all arrested for being in possession of alcohol as minors, but it got much worse for Whitaker.
When police searched his Nissan X-Terra, officers "smelled a strong odor of fresh marijuana," according to the report, and had a K-9 unit sniff the car.
Police found a "large plastic tub containing a green leafy substance" that police suspected was 14 ounces of marijuana, "numerous small plastic baggies," a scale with “marijuana residue,” a “large plastic baggy” containing 3.3 ounces of suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms, a cell phone and more than $600 in cash.
He later plead guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of alcohol by someone under the age of 21.
He was sentenced to two years of probation, including 40 hours of community service and drug and alcohol testing.
Whitaker’s drug links go even deeper than that, however, as Radar can reveal that he’s friends via Facebook with Cory Ben-Hanania, a man who is charged with murdering Bobbi Kristina’s best friend, 20-year-old Chelsea Bennett, after she overdosed on heroin last year. Ben-Hanania is accused of injecting Bennett with the lethal dose.
Both Whitaker and Brown’s social media accounts suggest the close nature of their friendship, with Whitaker posting a photo of himself with Bobby Brown’s daughter as his profile photo shortly after she was admitted to the hospital.
Bobbi Kristina also posted a photo of her "big brother" Whitaker and Gordon embracing with the message: "I love you two so much! #myfamily"
As first reported by Radar, Brown was allegedly on a downward spiral spending $5,000 a week on hardcore drugs including heroin and crack in the months before she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home on January 31.