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Rapper Offset arrested on felony gun charges outside Atlanta

July 21, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Rapper Offset arrested on felony gun charges outside Atlanta

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Georgia-based rapper Offset of the hip-hop group Migos was arrested on a pair of felony gun charges after he and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta.

Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells WXIA-TV that an officer pulled over a Porsche 911 Friday afternoon for failing to maintain its lane.

Marbury stated that Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was behind the wheel.

Police say the vehicle smelled of marijuana, prompting authorities to search the car and find three guns and less than an ounce of marijuana.

The arrest occurred just ten days after Offset and his wife, fellow rapper Cardi B. gave birth to their daughter.

The 26-year-old is on probation for a 2015 arrest on drugs and weapons charges. He is now charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a weapon during a crime.

He also faces misdemeanor charges for marijuana possession and making an improper lane change.

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