Jim Jones Arrested For Drug & Gun Possession

By Isha Thorpe

June 21, 2018

TMZ reports that Jim Jones was arrested in Georgia for possession of drugs and a handgun.

"The NYC rapper was a backseat passenger in a car cops pulled over Thursday night in Cowetta County," the news outlet reads. "According to the Sheriff's Dept., instead of stopping, the car accelerated and cops gave chase. During the chase, the car struck a deputy's vehicle ... and finally stopped."

Jones was in the vehicle with three other men. Authorities claim that the car had "marijuana, oxycodone, Percocet, vape cartridges, THC oil, two loaded pistols and cash" inside of it. TMZ also claims that Jones said that he had a prescription for the Oxy and the Percocet pills. Cops say that one of the guns found was also stolen.

Since no one admitted to any of the paraphernalia belonging to them, everyone who was in the car was arrested. "Jones was charged for possession of the stolen gun, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime and possession of narcotics ... all felonies," TMZ adds. "He also got a misdemeanor for the prescription pills not being in their original container."

The rapper was released on $7,000 bail. 

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