News: Rev Run's Son Pleads Guilty In Marijuana Possession Case

Friday, Jul 17, 2009 10:50AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Reverend Run's son, Joseph "Jojo" Simmons has pleaded guilty in his publicized marijuana possession case earlier this year and has arranged a plea agreement.

The 19 year-old will reportedly avoid jail time and be required to perform community service.

Joseph Simmons, Jr. -- son of rap legend Rev Run -- just pled guilty to one charge of disorderly conduct in New York after being busted last May for marijuana possession. As part of the plea, the 19 year-old's possession charge was dropped -- he'll only have to serve one day of community service. (TMZ)

Less than 24 hours after being arrested on marijuana possession charges last May, the reality TV subject was freed from authorities.

The son of Run-DMC founding member Joseph Simmons "walked this way" - directly out of a Manhattan courtroom. Jojo Simmons, 19, was released on his own recognizance after being charged with two counts of possession of marijuana and a count of resisting arrest, officials said. Police had initially slapped Simmons with attempted reckless endangerment, a felony charge, but a Manhattan judge Saturday gave the aspiring rapper a lighter rap. (New York Daily News)

His sister, Vaness Simmons, expressed her reaction via Twitter.

"As Humans we all make mistakes," she wrote. "They make up your life lessons and experiences...Jojo is ok, he just made a oops...I'll update more on my thoughts later on my Global Grind blog." (Vanessa Simmon's Twitter)

The incident took place in early May.

Jojo got caught buying marijuana from a drug dealer in Washington Heights and made things worse by getting rough with the officers, police said. They said Jojo was behind the wheel of his BMW, which has "JoJo" embroidered on the head rests, rolling a joint when the narcs came up and knocked on his window. (SOHH)

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