George Obama was recently arrested
by Kenyan police in a drug raid after they found marijuana in his home. On Saturday, however, police released Obama and dropped the charges.
Kenyan police spokesman Eric Kiraithe told CNN
"Being found with people who are in possession of cannabis is a petty offense."
If Obama had been charged, it would have carried a minimum sentence of up to one year in prison, as well as a possible fines.
U.S. President Barack Obama met his half-brother only once.
George Obama lives with his mother’s extended family in Huruma, a Nairobi slum.