|Photo: St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office|
|Rapper Juvenile is led out of an Arabi, Louisiana house after his arrest Thursday. At right is Cpl. Leander Morgan of the St. Bernard Parish Street Crimes Unit.|
The rapper Juvenile was arrested Thursday in Louisiana and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, according to police.
The New Orleans-based artist was arrested in a house in Arabi, Louisiana. The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office said Juvenile, 34, doesn’t live in the house, but that it is owned by a friend who allows him to record music there, reports Bob Warren at The Times-Picayune.
Police investigators claimed there was no recording equipment in the house.
A spokesman for the sheriff’s department said someone called the office’s drug line to report “smelling marijuana smoke” at the house. A deputy with the Special Investigations Division went to the house, and also smelled marijuana when the door was opened, police claimed.
The man who answered the door, Leroy Edwards, 42, of New Orleans, was arrested after the deputy found marijuana on him, according to the sheriff’s department. Edwards identified himself as Juvenile’s producer.
After getting a search warrant, deputies then found a “small amount” of marijuana in a drawer in the kitchen that Juvenile said belonged to him, police said.
Several others also inside the house weren’t arrested, according to authorities.
Juvenile, whose real name is Terius Gray, released his latest record, Cocky and Confident, was released last year.
Police said Juvenile and Edwards were booked for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Both were released on band later Thursday night.