Rapper arrested on drug charge
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was arrested late Wednesday in Burbank after officers found a bottle of codeine in his car during a traffic stop, police said.
Police stopped the 29year- old rapper, born Ermias Asghedom, on suspicion of traffic violations at 11: 20 p. m., at Ford Street and Magnolia Boulevard. Officers discovered he had an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license, Burbank police Lt. Adam Cornils said.
With his consent, officers searched his car and found a bottle of codeine without a label, Cornils said.
Asghedom was unable to produce a prescription, Cornils said. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, as well as for the outstanding warrant.
Asghedom was released after posting $ 1,000 bail.
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