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One of the hackers behind the AT&T iPad security breach has been arrested after police allegedly discovered cocaine, ecstasy and LSD during a search of his home.

Andrew Auernheimer, 24, who goes under the hacker handle “Weev”, was seized on Tuesday by Arkansas County Sheriffs following the execution of an FBI search warrant. Police are not revealing what prompted the warrant, according to CNET.

Auernheimer, also known as “Escher”, is a key member of the Goatse Security grey-hat hacker group. He faces four felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor possession charge. He's being held in Washington County Detention Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The FBI has said it would investigate the hack of AT&T servers that exposed the email addresses and cellular ID numbers of more than 114,000 early adopters of Apple's iPad. Goatse Security took credit for the stunt, which exploited a web application on AT&T's website. As a result, information belonging to celebrities and high-ranking government officials was exposed.

No bond or court date has been set, but a hearing is scheduled for June 18 in Washington County Circuit Court, Foster said.

Auernheimer was also arrested in March for giving a false name to law enforcement officers responding to a parking complaint. ®

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