G.O.O.D. Music affiliate 2 Chainz is not ready to cop a plea deal after being arrested at Los Angeles International Airport last year and has pleaded not guilty to a drug possession charge.
According to reports, Chainz appeared in a Los Angeles court Tuesday (April 8).
It only took 2 Chainz 2 minutes in court to do his business … pleading not guilty to FELONY drug possession. TMZ broke the story … 2 Chainz was busted last June at LAX after TSA officers allegedly found codeine in one of his checked bags. Codeine is one of the main ingredient in sizzurp. He was hit with the felony charge last week and appeared briefly in an L.A. courtroom today for his arraignment. 2 Chainz faces up to 3 years in prison if convicted. (TMZ)
Although careful with his words, Chainz dished out his frustrations over the alleged drug bust last August.
“Too blessed too stress,” Chainz tweeted August 22.
“Don’t ask me ask OKC police department what they found on the bus,,,,u won’t get an answer because nuthn was found”
“This sh*t will make u go crazy , our bus gets pulled 1 a week and they always say I smell weed I need to search ur bus. Sht gets tiring”
“NYC I’m on the way ……#MEtime” (2 Chainz’s Twitter)
Initial reports claimed a handful of Chainz’s entourage were taken to a local jail.
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)
Police initially tried to search the bus and, after failing to gain cooperation, had the vehicle towed with the passengers still inside.
The rapper performed Wednesday night with Lil Wayne at a concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Just after midnight Thursday, police pulled over the tour bus at Interstate 40 and Meridian for a broken taillight. The officer suspected the driver of drug use, and arrested him. The bus doors were locked, however, and the passengers on board refused to open them. Police had the tour bus towed, with the people still on board, to the police training facility at 850 N. Portland until officers obtained a warrant to search the bus. (News On 6)
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