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Matthew McConaughey's long-lost twin brother arrested for methamphetamine possession


Billy "Bongs Up" McConaughey refuses to smile for his mugshot after being arrested in Austin, Texas. He later said he thought his photo was being taken for a driver's license renewal.
Billy "Bongs Up" McConaughey refuses to smile for his mugshot after being arrested in Austin, Texas. He later said he thought his photo was being taken for a driver's license renewal.

Austin, Texas—Matthew McConaughey has lived a life that most of us only dream of when we're high. His estranged, twin brother, Billy "Bongs up" McConaughey, just dreams of getting high. He was arrested yesterday afternoon when officers stopped him near the University of Texas campus.


According to the police report, the smoke was so thick in McConaughey's car that he could not be seen until his door was opened. The report goes on to say, "After the suspect exited the vehicle, he was repeatedly asked to take his hands out of his pockets and refused. When Officer Shelly forcefully removed his hands, the suspect screamed, 'All right, all right, all right. You don't have to be so abusive.' A search of the vehicle resulted in the confiscation of three pounds of methamphetamine, two pounds of marijuana, used needles, burnt spoons, aluminum foil, and a bootlegged VHS tape of Failure to Launch."


Representatives for Matthew McConaughey issued a statement after the arrest.


"We can only hope that Billy gets the help that he needs. Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures, video tapes or video discs.


"Criminal copyright infringement is investigated by the FBI and may constitute a felony with a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine."