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Rapper faces drug charges in Maryland

Rapper 2 Chainz has been arrested on drug charges in Maryland where he was performing at a college homecoming event.

Maryland State Police spokesman Sgt. Marc Black said troopers stopped a van Thursday night about 9:15 p.m. for speeding near Easton, Md., and smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana in the van.

A backpack in the van had a marijuana grinder and trace amounts of marijuana, police said.

The rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, claimed possession of the backpack and was arrested, police said.

Epps was cited for having drug paraphernalia and marijuana and was released.

The citation carries up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

– Associated Press

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