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Rapper Ty Dolla $ign arrested on drug charges in Atlanta

September 7, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Rapper Ty Dolla $ign arrested on drug charges in Atlanta

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Hip Hop artist Ty Dolla $ign was arrested on drug-related charges during a traffic stop in Atlanta.

Ty Dolla $ign was among seven people were stopped in a vehicle late Wednesday afternoon when officers smelled marijuana emanating from a car near downtown Atlanta.

Atlanta police Officer Stephanie Brown said in a statement that a search of the vehicle uncovered cocaine and marijuana.

The 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Tyrone William Griffin Jr. was arrested, but the other six were released without charges.

Police haven’t indicated why Griffin was the only one arrested.

According to WTVR, Griffin faces multiple counts including possession of cocaine and less than 1 ounce of marijuana, along with obstruction of justice.

The rapper was scheduled to perform in Atlanta on Wednesday as part of G-Eazy’s The Endless Summer Tour.

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