Jadakiss was arrested early Saturday in his hometown of Yonkers, New York, on gun and drug-possession charges.
A Yonkers Police Department spokesperson said the MC (real name: Jason T. Phillips) was one of four men sitting in a 2006 Toyota Camry that was parked near the intersection of Nepperhan Avenue and Elm Street in Yonkers at around 5 a.m. Saturday. Officers said the vehicle’s driver was behaving oddly and said they noticed a strong odor of marijuana while approaching the car.
Inside the vehicle, police found a .38 caliber revolver that had been reported stolen. According to The Associated Press, the weapon was loaded.
All occupants were charged with possession of a stolen firearm; Jadakiss, 31, was also charged with possession of marijuana (a small amount was found on his person). The driver, Darnell Frazier, was charged with driving under the influence. The other two men in the vehicle are listed as Benjamin Lockhart and Kristian Smith.
All were remanded to Westchester County Jail and will be held until at least Tuesday, when they are due in court. At that time, all could be eligible for bond.
The arrest was Jadakiss’ second on gun charges since 2004. In July of that year, he was arrested in North Carolina on marijuana and gun-possession charges (see “Jadakiss Busted For Celebrating Fourth Of July With A Bang” ). Several months later, he reached a plea agreement on misdemeanor charges and paid a $900 fine (see “Jadakiss Can Avoid Gun And Drug Charges If He Behaves” ).