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  • Ty Dolla $ign FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Ty Dolla $ign arrives at the U.S. premiere of “Bright” at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign has been arrested Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on drug charges in Atlanta. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Friday, September 07, 2018 1:00 am


Rapper faces drug charges

Associated Press

Singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign has been arrested on drug charges in Atlanta.

Atlanta police Officer Stephanie Brown tells news outlets that seven people were stopped late Wednesday afternoon when police smelled marijuana coming from a car near downtown Atlanta.

A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana and cocaine.

The 33-year-old born Tyrone William Griffin Jr. was arrested, but the other six were released without charges. It's unclear why Griffin was the only one arrested.

According to Fulton County jail records, Griffin is charged with possessing cocaine and less than 1 ounce of marijuana, as well as obstruction.

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