[artist id="508213"]Juvenile[/artist]'s time in the studio was interrupted by a trip to jail on Thursday. The New Orleans rapper was in a house that he uses as a recording studio in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, when police stopped by to investigate an anonymous tip that the smell of marijuana smoke was coming from the house.
Police say that when they arrived, they could smell the smoke from as far as 10 feet away. When Juvenile's producer Leroy Edwards, 42, opened the door, the authorities say they were greeted with a cloud.
Officers searched Edwards, found marijuana on his person and he was handcuffed immediately. Police detained the other people in the house, including Juvenile, for about two hours while they obtained a search warrant.
Once the warrant was executed, officers found a bag containing half an ounce to one ounce of marijuana in the kitchen area. According to the authorities Juvenile, who was eating at the time of the police's visit, acknowledged that the bag was his personal property. He was arrested after signing a statement.
Juvenile (born Terius Gray) does not live in the house. St. Bernard Parish is southeast of New Orleans, and the house where Juvenile was arrested is located in the residential neighborhood of Arabi.
Juvenile, who was arrested for marijuana possession in 2008, and Edwards were taken to jail and booked on charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana at around 6 p.m. Both were released on bond a little before midnight. The case is scheduled to be handed over to the district attorney's office for prosecution.
Juvenile could not be reached for comment at press time.