An Up North Trips look back at some of the more memorable tour bus smoke outs that turned sour. No, not sour diesel, they got knocked.
1. LIL WAYNE
“Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was arrested January 23, 2008 southwestern Arizona on suspicion of possessing cocaine and ecstasy, as well as drug paraphernalia, authorities said. He was being held in Yuma County Jail on a $10,185 bond. Border patrol agents stopped the bus at about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday after a dog alerted them to possible drugs on board, a further inspection found 105 grams (3.7 ounces) of marijuana, 29 grams (1 ounce) of cocaine, 41 grams (1.45 ounces) of ecstasy and more than $22,000, agents said.”
“Arkansas police pulled over the rapper’s tour bus February 22, 2009 for a traffic violation and seized nearly 500 lbs of pot, as well as almost $6,500 in cash. Fabolous was not on the bus at the time, but two men, Edward Thimas, 52, and Robert Morris, 44, were arrested.”
“West Memphis police busted eight members of Wu-Tang’s Clan’s entourage on November 10, 2009 during a traffic stop for speeding. DJ Mathematics and Streetlife were among those arrested. The Drug Task Force seized 18 bags of weed, 110 Ecstasy pills and $8,615 on the smoked-out tour bus.”
“Rap duo Youngbloodz were arrested on Thursday June 1, 2006 and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of firearms, after police found a half pound of marijuana hidden throughout their tour bus, as well as two guns.Group members J-Bo, born Jeffrey Grigsby and Sean Paul Joseph were arrested after police pulled their tour bus over on I-85 in Coweta County, GA as the group was en route to a performance at a club in Columbus.Police pulled the tour bus over, after noticing the bus’ Florida license plates had expired. When the officer approached the bus, a strong marijuana odor was detected and back up units were called to the scene.A search of the bus turned up 11 plastic baggies containing the drugs, while a Glock .40 and a Taurus .45 were found under two mattresses on the bus.
“On November 27, 2007, Baby’s Tour Bus got pulled over for an illegal lane change. When cops searched the bus, they found over an ounce and a a half of high-grade chronic, which got all 16 members of the bus arrested.”
6. NATE DOGG
“Rapper Nate Dogg was arrested on April 18, 2002 after police stopped his tour bus for speeding and searched it after smelling marijuana. They found marijuana and two pistols, one that had been reported stolen. Dogg later pleaded guilty to the drug possession and all other charges were dropped. He received a fine of $4,400, one year probation, 24 hours of community service and eight hours of drug treatment. This was not his first brush with the law.”
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