2 Chainz Arrested For Drug Possession
February 15, 2013 at 1:05 PM (PT)
GRAMMY-nominated rapper 2 CHAINZ has been arrested by MARYLAND STATE POLICE on drug charges following a traffic stop. He was on his way to perform at a homecoming event at THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE when his white Ford van was initially stopped for going 79 mph in a posted 55 mile zone. Police smelled an odor of burnt maijuana and conducted a probable cause search where they found a backpack containing a grinder with trace amounts of marijuana. The police said 2 CHAINZ claimed ownership of the backpack and was arrested and issued a citation for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The artist, whose real name is TAUHEED EPPS, tweeted about the incident and posted a photo of himself standing with two unidentified state troopers. A spokesman for the state police said the incident is under review.