While initial reports indicated that 2 Chainz was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday after police found marijuana on him while he was trying to board a plane, an official report on the incident indicates he might be in bigger trouble.
A statement from LAX Airport Police public information officer Sergeant Belinda Nettles confirmed that Chainz (born Tauheed Epps) was also in possession of a bottle of promethazine and codeine at the time of his arrest.
“At approximately 1 p.m., Airport Police Officers responded for a narcotics investigation in the baggage check area of Terminal 5,” read the report from Nettles. “Transportation Security Administration advised Airport Police officers they found marijuana and a bottle of promethazine with codeine (purple drink/syrup) in the checked bag of 35-year-old Tauheed Epps (2 Chainz), a resident of Riverdale, Georgia.
“Airport Police Officers investigation revealed Epps was on board an outbound flight, he was removed from the aircraft and arrested for California Penal Code Section 11350a H & S — Possession of a controlled substance. Epps was transported to the Airport Police station for preliminary processing and transported to and booked at the LAPD Pacific Division Jail without incident.”
Chainz was booked on a felony narcotics possession charge, according to TMZ. A spokesperson for the rapper could not be reached for comment at press time, at which point it was unclear if he’d been released from custody.
Nobody took Anything from me, i didn’t get shot, I’m not in jail,Don’t know wut else to tell ya.Sorry if I … tmi.me/YuiF6
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) June 12, 2013
He denied the incident in an early morning tweet on Wednesday (June 12), writing, “Nobody took Anything from me, I didn’t get shot, I’m not in jail. Don’t know wut else to tell ya. Sorry if I disappointed anyone, maybe next time.”
He posted a series of tweets denouncing the reports of the robbery, which ended with one that now seems ill-timed. “Rule# 3 we definitely got geeked up in San Fran, best smoke in the world. 2 blessed 2 stress,” he wrote. “Haha timeline filled with people that want me f—ed up. I tell them, get in line u can’t stop this sh–. Ha.”