Ty Dolla $ign, set to perform Friday in Tampa, arrested on drug charges in Atlanta

Ty Dolla $ign  at the U.S. premiere of "Bright" in December 2017. Singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign has been arrested Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on drug charges in Atlanta. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Ty Dolla $ign at the U.S. premiere of "Bright" in December 2017. Singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign has been arrested Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on drug charges in Atlanta. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Published September 6 2018
Updated September 6 2018

ATLANTA ó Singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign has been arrested on drug charges in Atlanta.

Atlanta police Officer Stephanie Brown tells news outlets that seven people were stopped late Wednesday afternoon when police smelled marijuana coming from a car near downtown Atlanta.

A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana and cocaine. The 33-year-old born Tyrone William Griffin Jr. was arrested, but the other six were released without charges. Itís unclear why Griffin was the only one arrested.

According to Fulton County jail records, Griffin is charged with possessing cocaine and less than 1 ounce of marijuana, as well as obstruction.

The musician was scheduled to perform in Atlanta on Wednesday as part of G-Eazyís the Endless Summer Tour, which then comes to Tampa on Friday. According to a tweet from the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, he is stil scheduled to go on at 7:20 p.m. Friday.

Reports didnít include comment from him or representation.

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