Georgia USA: Rapper and reality star Jim Jones is facing drug and gun possession charges after the car in which he was riding led police on a brief chase in Georgia late Wednesday.
Jones, 41, was a backseat passenger in a Mercedes SUV that was pulled over by cops after it drifted several times into a left-hand emergency lane, according to the Newnan Times-Herald.
The car reportedly sped off during a traffic stop and was only stopped once a Coweta County Sheriff’s Office investigator pulled his own vehicle in front of the car to block its path.
The “We Fly High” rapper reportedly claimed to have told the car’s driver, Ana Rajnee Miles, to pull over, but she was acting “incoherent” and did not oblige.
Jones, whose real name is Joseph Jones, and three other passengers were asked to exit the vehicle, which cops then searched.
The search reportedly yielded 23 oxycodone pills, a pistol with seven bullets, marijuana, a stolen handgun and a backpack with oxycodone, Percocet, THC oil, a passport and $148 in cash.
The Bronx-bred, Harlem-raised rapper admitted to smoking marijuana but denied that the drugs found in the car were his, according to the Newnan Times-Herald. He also reportedly told cops that he knew nothing of the firearms, and had a prescription for the pills.
Jones was booked into the Coweta County Jail Thursday morning on charges of receiving stolen property, possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, narcotics possession, marijuana possession and dangerous drugs to be kept in original container.
TMZ reports The Diplomats co-founder was released on $7,000 bail.
His most recent album, “Wasted Talent,” was released in April. Jones is also known for stints on TV shows like “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” “Chrissy & Mr. Jones” and “Wild ‘n Out.”