J-Bo and Sean Paul of Atlanta-based crunk outfit Youngbloodz were arrested in Georgia Thursday for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of firearms.
Police officers patrolling in Coweta County stopped the duo’s tour bus along I-85; according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the bus was en route to Columbus, Georgia, where the group was scheduled to perform that evening.
J-Bo (Jeffrey Ray Grigsby, 29) and Sean Paul (Sean Paul Joseph, 27), were both released Friday on bond, the paper reports, as was the group’s dozen-member entourage, the members of which had been detained on the same charges.
Coweta County Sheriff’s Corporal Clinton Reynolds said he pulled over Youngbloodz’s tour bus over after noticing its expired Florida license plate. “When I made contact with the driver, I was immediately hit with the odor of burning marijuana coming out of the vehicle,” Reynolds told the Journal-Constitution. “I told the driver I smelled marijuana, and I called for backup units.”
Several officers searched the bus and uncovered 11 plastic bags, filled with approximately half a pound of marijuana, and two firearms, a Glock .40 caliber and Taurus .45 caliber. The bags of marijuana were hidden throughout the bus in various spots, including inside a vacuum-cleaner bag, an iPod box, a garbage can and a box of tissues. The weapons were hidden under a pair of mattresses.
A spokesperson for the band’s label confirmed in a statement Friday that J-Bo and Sean Paul had been arrested, but added that the duo have “never had any trouble with the law” and said they’re “completely innocent and they will be exonerated from these charges.”