Photo Credit: Johnson City Press

White Tennessee Man Named Tupac Shakur Arrested On Meth Possession Charges

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The Elizabethton, Tennessee resident reportedly pulled a knife on police before being subdued by officers.

A white man named Tupac Shakur was arrested in Tennessee on Saturday. Johnson County police charged Tupac Amaru Shakur — who shares the exact same name as the legendary rapper — with aggravated assault, simple meth possession, and having unlawful drug paraphernalia.

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According to the department's release, Shakur was approached by officers while sitting in the passenger seat of a car. When the officers attempted to place him in custody he pulled away, attempting to turn towards them with a knife in hand. After a brief struggle, Shakur was placed in custody, where officers found a syringe and multiple baggies of methamphetamine.

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Shakur is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $18,000 bond. He will be arraigned on Monday afternoon.

Source: Johnson City Police Department