Rapper Capone was busted Thursday morning in Greensboro, North Carolina, when police allegedly found 49 grams of marijuana in his hotel room. The MC, half of the hip-hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga, was charged with drug possession with intent to sell and distribute, according to a police spokesperson.
Capone (real name Kiam Holley), 25, was allegedly found with the controlled substance, as well as drug paraphernalia, in his room at the Greensboro-High Point Marriott hotel, located on Piedmont Triad International Airport property. Airport police officers responded to a call made from the hotel at approximately 5 a.m. Capone was released later that day on a $1,500 secured bond. Details on his next scheduled hearing weren't available at press time.
Violator Management and Capone's label, Def Jam Recordings, had no comment on the incident.
Capone-N-Noreaga were at the A&T Student Union in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Wednesday to promote Noreaga's new solo album, Grimey ... God's Favorite, due December 4 (see "Noreaga Hopes To Leap The Borders of the 'Hood In A Single Bound"). Nore is scheduled to appear at a Philadelphia radio concert, along with P. Diddy, Busta Rhymes and DMX, on Friday.
In September, Capone and two associates were allegedly involved in fight at a Queens, New York, nightclub that resulted in gunfire. The rapper and one man were charged with second-degree assault, while the other was hit with a possession of marijuana charge (see "Capone Arrested After Being Fired Upon By Police"). A hearing for Capone's charge is scheduled for November 14.