News: Wu-Tang Clan Associates Busted On Drug Charges, "It Was Like A Cheech & Chong Movie" [Video]
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 11:25AM
Wu-Tang Clan associates DJ Mathematics and Streetlife were arrested this week in Arkansas on multiple drug charges after their tour bus was stopped for speeding.
According to reports, eight men were taken in by police Monday (November 9) night.
Ronald Bean and Patrick Charles, aka DJ Mathematics and Streetlife, respectively, were busted after a routine traffic stop turned into a scene from How High. According to the police report, the officers opened the bus door and "could immediately smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the interior of the bus." In total, 8 men, including Math and Street, were arrested on suspicion of drug possession with intent to sell -- the bus driver was released with a speeding citation. (TMZ)
The tour bus was allegedly pulled to the side for speeding.
The incident occurred on I-40 near exit 276. According to West Memphis, Arkansas Police Chief Robert Paudert, "The criminal interdiction unit last night was working the interstates as they normally do, they saw this tour bus coming through." The bus was pulled over for doing 70 in a 65. Paudert stated that there may have also been a problem with the registration. (My Fox Memphis)
An account of the incident has also landed online.
Captain Donald Oakes says the odor was very strong as officers approached the bus. "When the officer approached the bus, it was like a Cheech and Chong movie. He smelled the odor and at that point he knew." The two most notable arrests include rappers DJ Mathematics and Streetlife. The two have performed with the Wu Tang Clan on numerous occasions. Oakes says their arrest does not send a positive message to young people. "What does it tell our kids? It says hey, this guy whose album you bought, it's okay for him to ride down the street and smoke marijuana. Well this arrest proves it's not." (My Eye Witness News)
There was also reportedly close to $10,000 on the bus which was seized by police.
They also say they noticed blunts and residue were laying in plain sight. They also claim to have found 110 ecstasy tablets hidden in a can that contained $8,615 in cash. (Examiner)
No further details have been released as of now.
Check out local news coverage of the incident below: