New York City rapper Jim Jones ran into some legal trouble recently. While spending time with friends in Georgia, the musician was busted on charges including marijuana and firearm possession.
A Run-In With Cops
After a car chase in Coweta County, Georgia on Thursday night, Jim Jones is facing a number of charges. According to TMZ, who broke the story, the whole thing started when cops pulled over a vehicle that Jones was a passenger in.
The cops who pulled the car over said that instead of pulling to the side of the road, the vehicle sped off, starting a high-speed car chase.
The speeding car ultimately ran into a deputy’s vehicle and was forced to stop. When cops moved in, they found Jim Jones in the car along with the driver and two other passengers.
Unfortunately for Jones and his friends, that wasn’t all the cops found. Law enforcement said they saw marijuana, vape cartridges, THC cannabis oil, oxycodone, Percocet, two loaded pistols, and a stash of what Jones reportedly called “just petty cash.”
Making matters even worse for Jones and his friends, the cops said that one of the pistols was stolen.
All four were reportedly busted for the stockpile of paraphernalia.
However, Jones did apparently claim that he had a valid prescription for the oxycodone and Percocet. Regardless, Jones was charged with several felonies and a misdemeanor.
The felonies were possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of narcotics. The misdemeanor charge resulted from the prescription pills being stored in something other than the original container.
Jail Time for Jim Jones?
Fortunately for Jones, he didn’t spend much time in detention. He was released relatively quickly on $7,000 bail. It’s unclear what will happen as a result of his recent run-in with the law.
Jones is most well known for his biggest and most popular single, “We Fly High.” Released in 2006 on the album “Hustler’s P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment),” the song hit number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was eventually certified platinum.
Jim Jones isn’t the only rapper to run into weed-related trouble with Georgia cops. Last fall, superstar rapper Young Thug was pulled over in Georgia. Authorities said they pulled him over because he had too much tint on his windows.
After pulling him over, officers found over two ounces of weed in Thug’s car. The cops arrested him and put him in jail.
Unike Jim Jones, who reportedly got out quickly after posting bail, Young Thug sat in jail for more than four days. Georgia officials claimed there were delays in processing his case. As a result, they said, it took longer than usual to set his bail.