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2 Chainz: Rapper acquitted of marijuana charges after cops allegedly found drugs in bag

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: 2 Chainz performs at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Kevin Winter

2 Chainz performs at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Aug. 8, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS/AP) EASTON, Md. - Rapper 2 Chainz has been acquitted of drug charges he faced after a traffic stop on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

The Star Democrat of Easton, Md., reports that a county judge found the rapper not guilty Wednesday. 2 Chainz's real name is Tauheed Epps.

The Atlanta-based rapper was headed to a college homecoming event in February when state troopers stopped the van he was traveling in. Police said they searched the van after smelling burnt marijuana and found a marijuana grinder and marijuana inside a backpack.

2 Chainz was cited for having drug paraphernalia and marijuana after he claimed the bag. The rapper's security guard testified that in a rush to leave the group's Baltimore hotel room, he packed the grinder, but he said he didn't know who owned it.

  • Crimesider Staff

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