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Rapper 2 Chainz charged with misdemeanor

The rapper faces a charge of obstructing an Oklahoma City police officer.
by Nolan Clay Modified: December 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm •  Published: December 23, 2013

Nationally known rapper 2 Chainz has been charged with a misdemeanor, accused of refusing police commands to exit a tour bus during a traffic stop in August in Oklahoma City.

The Atlanta-based rapper — whose real name is Tauheed Epps — is charged with obstructing an officer in the performance of his official duties.

If convicted, Epps, 36, faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The bus driver, Sedric Arozell Brooks, and a passenger, Abdullah Qawi Mujahid, were charged with the same misdemeanor. A bodyguard, Rory Dorell Smith, was charged with a felony, possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

The rapper performed Aug. 21 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena with Lil Wayne.

An Oklahoma City police officer stopped the bus early Aug. 22 on Interstate 40 after noticing it had a defective taillight. The officer reported smelling “an overwhelming odor of marijuana” when the driver got out of the bus. The officer also reported seeing “smoke on the bus around the door.”

>>Read: 11 arrested after 2 Chainz tour bus pulled over in Oklahoma City (Published Aug. 22, 2013)

>>Read: Police found weapons, painkillers on rapper's tour bus (Published Sept. 3, 2013)

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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