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2 Chainz Arrested on Drug Charges in L.A.

Rapper busted for pot possession days after being robbed

2 Chainz performs in Indio, California.
Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage
June 12, 2013 11:40 AM ET

California doesn't seem to be a hospitable place for 2 Chainz these days: The 35-year old rapper was arrested in Los Angeles yesterday for possession of marijuana and promethazine, Billboard reports, just days after being robbed at gunpoint of his wallet and phone in Oakland.

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Tauheed Epps, better known as 2 Chainz, was arrested while at LAX after the police say they discovered weed and promethazine (which creates "sizzurp" when combined with codeine) in the rapper's checked luggage. 

It's not his first arrest: 2 Chainz was arrested for pot possession in Maryland in February after his van was stopped for speeding. The rapper was found not guilty in April due to uncertainty over who the weed belonged to. 

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