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|Rapper Webbie, 25, faces marijuana charges after being stopped in Tennessee.|
Down South, they call it the “rap tax.” Rapper “Webbie,” 25, faces marijuana charges after authorities arrested him Monday in Marshall County, Tennessee.
Law enforcement pulled over a car with four people inside which was speeding on Interstate 65, according to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. As the vehicle pulled over, an officer saw a passenger in the front seat throw what looked like marijuana out the window, reports WBIR.
Upon further investigation, cops found Webster Gradney (“Webbie”) in the front seat with a cardboard box containing $13,240 inside, and two ounces of marijuana.
They also found a loaded .357 revolver and $916 when they searched 22-year-old Michael Abbott. The driver, Derric Watson, 34, was driving with a suspended license. Tyrone Terrio, 34, was also in the car.
The four said they were on their way to Baton Rouge, Louisiana after Webbie’s performance in Louisville, Kentucky the day before, according to police.
All four men were taken to the Marshall County Jail. Webbie faces charges of possession “with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver” and tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $21,000.
Abbott faces charges of “intent of going armed.” (Man, they have weird charges in Tennessee.) Watson is charged with driving on a suspended license, and Terrio was charged with possession of marijuana. All three have bonds set at $2,000.
“The marijuana and currency was seized in accordance with state law,” the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a statement. “The vehicle was released to the rental company.”
Webbie, who lives in Baton Rouge, is a former Atlantic Records and Asylum/Warner signee. He is currently signed to the independent Trill Entertainment label, according to D.L. Chandler at MTV.