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busted

Drug slang
A popular term for arrested, usually understood as related to possession of drugs.
 
Vox populi
Popular slang for being “caught in the act”, understood to usually be illegal, illicit or socially unacceptable.
References in classic literature ?
"It all seems to centre round that bust of Napoleon which I bought for this very room about four months ago.
"And what became of the bust?" asked Holmes, after a careful study of this picture.
Are you coming with us to see the remains of your bust, Mr.
The spat where the fragments of the bust had been found was only a few hundred yards away.
The possession of this trifling bust was worth more, in the eyes of this strange criminal, than a human life.
But I wish to call your attention very particularly to the position of this house, in the garden of which the bust was destroyed."
Barnicot's bust was broken not far from his red lamp.
Sherlock Holmes and I walked together to the High Street, where we stopped at the shop of Harding Brothers, whence the bust had been purchased.
Leave my loneliness unbroken!--quit the bust above my door!
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadows on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted--nevermore!
You-all'll think all hell's busted loose when that strike is made."
I've seen Daylight do fifty miles up on the Koyokuk on a day when the thermometer busted at seventy-two."