Rapper DMX has had numerous run-ins with the law over the years. His latest was a marijuana possession arrest last night in Greer, South Carolina.
DMX (nee Earl Simmons) was riding as the passenger in an F-350 Ford pickup truck with Anitra Rhodes of Greenville behind the wheel. Police say she made an illegal U-turn on West Hampton Blvd. just before midnight. A search of the vehicle produced four bags of marijuana. Both Simmons and Rhodes were charged with possession and taken to Greer City Jail. There was also a warrant for Simmons's arrest for previously driving without a license.
Simmons called a friend during the arrest and ranted, "This ain't no normal traffic stop - 18 cops, 5 cars, get the fuck outta here, man."
DMX' spokesman Domenick Nati tells CelebStoner: "DMX was driving last night with his two assistants Shawn Durham and Shawn ('Anitra') Rhodes when he was arrested. I got the story from X. This is his statement: 'I was in the passenger seat when the vehicle was pulled over. Although officers pulled us over for a minor traffic violation, I was asked to step outside so they could search the vehicle. Officers then claimed they found bags of marijuana in the floorboard and arrested me. No drugs were found on me or the other passengers, and the alleged bags of marijuana were never shown to me or the other passengers. I was released this morning at 11 am and am back at my home in South Carolina."