Rapper Twista Was Arrested For Having Marijuana In His Possession
|Rapper Twista Was Arrested For Having Marijuana In His Possession|
Twista, also known as Carl Terrell Mitchell, 42, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession.
Also arrested were the driver of the black Rolls Royce, Johnnie Eull, 42, of Frankfort, Ill., and two passengers, Michael Moore, 43, of Matteson, Ill., and Darrin Woody, 26, of Harvey, Ill., who police said also face misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession. Police transported all four to Porter County Jail; they have since been released on $500 cash bond.
Police said they found approximately half an ounce of marijuana hidden in a fake can in the car and all four denied the marijuana was theirs.
|From left, Johnnie Euell, Michael Alton Moore, |
and Darrin Jamar Woody.
The Chicago rapper was arrested Thursday night on drug charges while on his way to perform at a club in northwest Indiana when a police officer did indeed smell cannabis.
At 10:38 p.m., police stopped a black Rolls-Royce on U.S. 6-eastbound from Willowcreek Road in Portage, Indiana-for following too closely to an SUV, according to the Porter County sheriff's office.
When the officer approached the car, he smelled marijuana and asked the driver to get out. The driver admitted following the SUV closely because he knew the people inside, police said.
He said he was driving Twista, whose real name is Carl Terrell Mitchell, to a show at Big Shots bar in South Haven, Indiana, police said. The driver also admitted they had been smoking marijuana.
Officers searched the car and found half an ounce of marijuana in a fake can, police said. All four of the men in the car denied the drug was theirs and all were arrested.
Porter County sheriff's police, Indiana State Police, Portage police and other local law enforcement agencies had been conducting extra patrols in advance of the concert because of past problems at the bar.
"The information we received regarding the two [artists] booked at Big Shots (Twista on March 24 and Montana of 300 on March 25) alleged they would bring a large crowd to the area," Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds said in a statement.
"In the past, violence had erupted at these rap artists' concerts."
Mitchell, 42; the driver, 42-year-old Johnnie Euell of Frankfort; and the two passengers, 43-year-old Michael Alton Moore of Matteson; and 26-year-old Darrin Jamar Woody of Harvey, were each charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana, police said. A judge ordered a $500 cash bond for each.