DMX Arrested For Marijuana Possession, Issues Statement Refuting
(AllHipHop News) According to TMZ, DMX was arrested last night (August 20th) in South Carolina for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop due to an illegal U-turn being made by the vehicle DMX was in. The police claim they found marijuana on the arm rest, smelled marijuana on the Yonkers MC and found three more bags of marijuana under the car's floor board following a search.
DMX was jailed in Greer County, SC and released earlier today (August 21st) under house arrest stemming from a warrant issued for his arrest for previous charges.
TMZ also reported that DMX suffered a mild asthma attack, but was ok after paramedics responded to the scene.
DMX's publicist contacted AllHipHop and issued a statement refuting these claims alleging that DMX was never shown the bags of marijuana retrieved from the vehicle:
DMX was driving in the passenger seat when the vehicle he was in was pulled over last night. Although officers pulled them over for a minor traffic violation, DMX was asked to step outside so they can search the vehicle. Officers then claimed that they found bags of marijuana in the floorboard and arrested X. No drugs were found on DMX or the other passengers and the alleged bags of marijuana were never shown to DMX or the other passengers. DMX was released this morning at approximately 11am EST and is back at his home in South Carolina.
There is no word on how long DMX will be under house arrest.