Playboi Carti Arrested in Atlanta for Traffic Violations, Charged With Drug Possession


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The Atlanta MC bonded out shortly afterward.

Clayton County, Georgia police arrested Playboi Carti after a traffic stop on Thursday. Officers stopped the Die Lit rapper after noting his Lamborghini had expired tags.

Upon searching the vehicle, officers found 12 bags of marijuana, three guns, Xanax, codeine, and oxycodone. According to court records, Carti faces marijuana possession, improperly passing an emergency vehicle, and not displaying an updated decal on his license plate. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill addressed the arrest in a news release.

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“Jordan Carter later identified as Atlanta rapper “PlayBoi Carti” and Jaylon Tucker we’re both taken into custody,” he wrote. “They are now facing the wall at Georgia’s toughest para-military jail known as the Hill-ton.” The Sheriff’s office posted photos of the items discovered at the scene. Read the full report at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

According to multiple reports, Carti bonded out of jail by Friday morning. Tucker reportedly remains in police custody. Close friend Gunner Stahl corroborated these reports on Twitter. “Carti is at home, let’s stop the “free” stuff thanks :)”

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In July 2017, Carti faced domestic battery charges after an incident at Los Angeles International Airport. According to multiple reports, Carti admittedly grabbed his ex-girlfriend by her backpack after a heated argument at the airport. The following August, the Los Angeles City Attorney decided not to file charges, but hold an informal hearing between the two.

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