ODB's Legal Woes Multiply

ODB's Legal Woes Multiply

July 30, 1999 12:00 AM ET

Get out your Ol' Dirty Bastard arrest score card and take note: The Wu-Tang Clan member was cuffed on Saturday morning in New York after he allegedly ran a red light in his '94 Mercedes Benz.| The rapper (born Russell Jones) was pulled over at 2:43 a.m. in Queens Village and arrested by uniformed officers after he failed to produce his driver's license or vehicle registration.

Upon searching ODB's Benz, the officers found twenty bags of what appeared to be crack cocaine, as well as a baggie that seemed to contain marijuana, according to an NYPD spokesperson. The 105 Precinct charged the rapper with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operator (driving without a license) and disobeying a red light.

ODB, who was arrested on similar charges in March, was arraigned on Saturday but has yet to be released. He is due back in court on August 13, according to a spokesperson for the Queens County District Attorney's office.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories


The Commodores | 1984

The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

More Song Stories entries »