By Elinor Mills
June 15, 2010
A hacker in a group that discovered the AT&T iPad-related flaw was
arrested following the execution of an FBI search warrant of his home in
Arkansas on Tuesday, authorities told CNET.
Andrew Auernheimer, 24, was being held in Washington County Detention
Center in Fayetteville, Ark., according to Lt. Anthony Foster of the
Washington County Sheriff's office in that state. The drugs were found
during the execution of the warrant, said Lt. Mike Perryman, of the
Fayetteville Police Department. However, Perryman could not say what
prompted the warrant.
Auernheimer, who goes by the name "Escher" and the hacker handle "Weev,"
faces four felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and
one misdemeanor possession charge, Foster said. The drugs included
cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and schedule 2 and 3 pharmaceuticals, he said.
In March, Auernheimer was arrested for giving a fake name to law
enforcement officers responding to a parking complaint in Fayetteville,
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