Grammy nominated rapper 2 Chainz was arrested on Valentine’s Day for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, Maryland State Police Sgt. Marc Black confirmed to Yahoo!
The “I’m Different” rapper was en route to a performance at the University Of Maryland Eastern Shore when he was pulled over at 9:15 p.m. for speeding.
Sgt. Black said 2 Chainz, born Tauheed Epps, was stopped on Route 50 on Rabbit Hill Road in Talbot. “A trooper observed [the vehicle driving] over 79 miles per hour and a traffic stop was conducted,” he said. “A strong odor of burned marijuana was emanating from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was [conducted]. Probable cause was conducted and it was found that Mr. Epps had paraphernalia on him with trace amount of marijuana.”
2 Chainz was taken to the Maryland Police Station barracks and issued a criminal citation for paraphernalia and possession of CVS and was released on his signature.
If found guilty, the rap star could face one year in jail or a fine of up to $1,000.
2 Chainz complained about the arrest in posts on his Twitter page.
“UMES we on the way , damn police f—kn wit a n-gga , we fina turnUP,” he wrote.
“We [went] to jail for a grinder??? REALLY???” he added.
2 Chainz said the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to someone else in his party. “Not to mention my security said it was his and they said , he don’t smoke ,, how da f-k u know? Haha wut a valentines day!!!” he wrote.
After 2 Chainz was released, he posted an Instagram photo with two officers. “Locked me up and then Wanted pictures smh,” he wrote.
Sgt. Black said the photo with the officers is being investigated for possible policy violation. “We are looking into that,” Sgt. Black told Yahoo! “If we find that a violation of policy occurred that would be dealt with by administration.”
The arrest did not prevent the rapper from having a good show.
“Despite Easton cops being on some sh-t… @2chainz still did his whole set for UMES,” one Twitter user posted.
This writer only has one question for 2 Chainz. When the police pulled up to the scene was his ceiling missing?