"Innocence of Muslims" filmmaker was also a meth cook

This can't be the last bizarre detail we'll discover about the filmmaker


Prachi Gupta
September 14, 2012 1:47AM (UTC)

Before creating whack-job movies, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the dodgy filmmaker behind "The Innocence of Muslims," (previously identified as "Sam Bacile") used to cook meth. The Daily Beast reports:

According to a source close to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was arrested by the L.A. Country Sheriff's Department on March 27, 1997 and charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Nov. 3, 1997 to one year in county jail and three years probation. The D.A.’s office said he violated probation on April 8, 2002, and was re-sentenced to another year in county jail. 

As the media uncovers more about Nakoula--who knows, maybe he will land in jail, after all.

Advertisement:

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

MORE FROM Prachi GuptaFOLLOW prachiguLIKE Prachi Gupta

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Egypt Egyptian Protests Innocence Of Muslims Movies Sam Bacile The Innocence Of Muslims

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••


Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •