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2 Chainz Arrested in Maryland on Marijuana Charge

Rapper posts Instagram photo with arresting officers

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February 15, 2013 1:35 PM ET

Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested in Maryland yesterday on drug charges after his van was pulled over for speeding, The Associated Press reports. The rapper, real name Tauheed Epps, was stopped near Easton and police smelled marijuana in the van. According to Maryland State Police spokesman Sgt. Marc Black, troopers found a backpack with a marijuana grinder and trace amounts of weed. Black said 2 Chainz claimed possession of the backpack and was arrested. He was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana and released.

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But according to 2 Chainz's Twitter, his security guard claimed the backpack as his, but police didn't believe it. "Not to mention my security said it was his and they said , he don't smoke ,, how da fuk u know? Haha wut a valentines day!!!" he tweeted. He also posted a photo on Instagram pic of himself posing with two officers and suggested the police had asked him for a picture after arresting him.

The rapper was on his way to perform at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and made his show despite the incident. If found guilty, he faces up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

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