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busted

Meaning: to be charged with a criminal offence

For example:

  • Our neighbours were busted for possessing marijuana and speed pills after the cops raided their house last night.

  • The cops raided a bar in Washington and the president's daughter was busted for under-age drinking. She was let off with a warning.

Quick Quiz:

Glen has to go to court on Friday. He was busted last week for
  1. growing his own vegetables
  2. growing his own marijuana
  3. brewing his own beer

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