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Busta Arrested Again

December 30, 1998 12:00 AM ET

26 year-old Busta Rhymes and his business manager, Gerald Odom (25), were picked up in New York City for third degree criminal possession of a loaded, unregistered, .45 caliber, semi-automatic handgun | in an open bag and marijuana in Odom's pants pocket.

On Sunday night, at 11:30 Busta had been pulled over for driving erratically, including making three unsafe lane changes, in a '95 Mercedes on 11th Avenue, near 18th Street, in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, when the contraband was found.

Despite the prosecutor's requestfor a bail of $3500, the pair was released on Monday morning, on their own recognizance, and a court date was set for January 28th. Busta Rhymes has no criminal record, but, if convicted, could face up to seven years in jail.

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