News: 2 Chainz Charged & Faces Jail Time After Police Standoff
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013 8:49AM
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz is making less than friendly headlines this holiday week as reports claim he has been charged with a misdemeanor from an arrest dating back to last summer.
According to reports, Deuce could find himself serving time behind bars and paying a small fine over his publicized August traffic stop arrest if convicted.
Nationally known rapper 2 Chainz has been charged with a misdemeanor, accused of refusing police commands to exit a tour bus during a traffic stop in August in Oklahoma City. The Atlanta-based rapper -- whose real name is Tauheed Epps -- is charged with obstructing an officer in the performance of his official duties. If convicted, Epps, 36, faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. The bus driver, Sedric Arozell Brooks, and a passenger, Abdullah Qawi Mujahid, were charged with the same misdemeanor. A bodyguard, Rory Dorell Smith, was charged with a felony, possession of a controlled dangerous substance. (News OK)
September reports claimed multiple weapons and drugs were discovered by police during their tour bus search.
2 Chainz' tour bus was carrying two semi-automatic pistols, a 12-gauge pump shotgun, plus prescription painkillers and weed paraphernalia before the rapper's arrest last month ... this according to official police documents. As we reported, 2 Chainz and ten other people on his tour bus were arrested two weeks ago following a concert in Oklahoma City ... after police accused them of smoking weed on board. Cops pulled over 2 Chainz' bus because of a busted taillight, but when they approached the vehicle ... cops say they smelled pot and attempted to search the bus. 2 Chainz and co. refused to let cops on board, so the bus was towed to a police yard while a search warrant was obtained. (TMZ)
Following the incident, Chainz said he was not trying to be heroic during the publicized face-off and promised he did not have any issues against police.
"No charges, just a bad day for me, basically, as far as me not being where I was supposed to be," Chainz said in reference to his recent Oklahoma City arrest. "At the end of the day, I was trying to do something that I thought was right. I'm not trying to start anything with the law enforcement. I actually pay taxes so I'm kinda like helping them and stuff. So I'm not into that. It just got blew out of proportion. I apologize to the fans." (Power 105.1)
Initial reports claimed a handful of Chainz's entourage were taken to a local jail after resisting arrest.
10:30 a.m. About 10 people who were aboard the 2 Chainz tour bus have been taken to the Oklahoma County jail Thursday after the bus was stopped by an Oklahoma City police drug interdiction task force. The band appeared at the Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday night with Lil Wayne. Everyone aboard the bus was arrested and taken to the Oklahoma County jail on complaints of interfering with official process, said police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow. Police have obtained a search warrant and the bus is being searched at the police training grounds at 800 N Portland Avenue Thursday morning. Check NewsOK.com for updates. (News OK)
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