[VIDEO] UPDATEDx2: DMX Arrested In South Carolina
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.21.2013
DMX sent us a statement...
UPDATE 2: DMX's representative Domenick Nati has sent 411mania an official statement from the rapper about his arrest. He was driving with his two assistants Shawn Durham and Shawn Rhodes.
The statement reads: "DMX was driving in the passenger seat when the vehicle he was in was pulled over last night. Although officers pulled them over for a minor traffic violation, DMX was asked to step outside so they can search the vehicle. Officers then claimed that they found bags of marijuana in the floorboard and arrested X. No drugs were found on DMX or the other passengers and the alleged bags of marijuana were never shown to DMX or the other passengers. DMX was released this morning at approximately 11am EST and is back at his home in South Carolina."
UPDATE: TMZ reports that DMX has been released from jail, but placed under house arrest. It's unknown how long it will last.
While the police report says DMX smelled like he was drunk and was in possession of weed at the time of his arrest, DMX says he didn't know there was any weed in the car.
Police say that he was a passenger in a F350 truck that made an illegal lane change. When they stopped the vehicle, they found a bag of weed in the arm rest of the passenger door where DMX was sitting. One of the officers recognized him and knew there was an active warrant for his arrest. They searched the car and found three more bags of weed under the driver's floor board, which they cited the driver for.
The report claims that DMX was "very aggressive with his words and was making multiple idle threats." He was cited for weed and taken to jail for the warrant.
ORIGINAL: TMZ reports that DMX was arrested in South Carolina last night and believes he was set up. The police pulled over a car he was riding in for making an illegal U-turn. Police then found weed in the car and arrested him. They also saw a warrant for DMX for a previous driving without a license case and told him they would take him to jail. DMX was upset and began ranting while a female friend recorded it.
He said: "This ain't no normal traffic stop. 18 cops, 5 cars, get the f**k outta here man. It was legal...they got nothing."
He added that the driver did nothing wrong and should have never been pulled over.
At one point, he also said: "I'm sweatin' like a motherf**ker, yo."
He was taken to jail in Greer County, South Carolina and will go in front of the judge this morning. He is expected to be sentenced to fifteen days in jail, but will likely only serve ten with good behavior.
During the arrest, he had a minor asthma attack. Paramedics arrived to treat him and he's okay now.