Rapper 2 Chainz acquitted of Md. drug charge
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, rap artist 2 Chainz arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The Atlanta-based rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, has been acquitted of drug charges he faced after a traffic stop on Maryland's Eastern Shore. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
EASTON, Md. (AP) — Rapper 2 Chainz has been acquitted of drug charges he faced after a traffic stop on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
The Star Democrat of Easton, Md., reports (http://bit.ly/11TIU4F ) that a county judge found the rapper not guilty Wednesday. 2 Chainz's real name is Tauheed Epps.
The Atlanta-based rapper was headed to a college homecoming event in February when state troopers stopped the van he was traveling in. Police said they searched the van after smelling burnt marijuana and found a marijuana grinder and marijuana inside a backpack.
2 Chainz was cited for having drug paraphernalia and marijuana after he claimed the bag. The rapper's security guard testified that in a rush to leave the group's Baltimore hotel room, he packed the grinder, but he said he didn't know who owned it.
Information from: The Star Democrat of Easton, Md., http://www.stardem.com