The smell of marijuana wafting from a Grammy-nominated rap group's tour bus resulted in one person being arrested and two others being cited for drug offenses, according to police in Boone.
None of the three men charged in the case are members of the rap group Migos, which had just finished a concert at Holmes Convocation Center on the campus of Appalachian State University. TMZ identified the three men involved as part of the Migos "entourage."
Boone Police issued a press release that said officers working security for the Migos show on the ASU campus smelled marijuana that they believed was coming from the group's tour bus. The bus was leaving the Holmes Convocation Center at the time, it was reported.
The bus was later stopped by police on N.C. Highway 105, where a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 420 grams of marijuana, 26 ounces of codeine, and Xanax, reported the Greensboro News & Record.
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Jharon Ahmad Murphy, 26 of Snellville, Ga., was charged with felonious possession of marijuana with intent to sale/deliver and misdemeanor possession of a Schedule V controlled substance, reported the News & Record.
Daryl Irvon McPherson, 25, of Cleveland, faced misdemeanors for possession of marijuana and codeine, while Dominic Kevin Spigner, 26, of Smyrna, Ga., faces a misdemeanor charge for possession of Xanax, media outlets report.
Migos has a growing following and was nominated for best rap performance and best rap album at this year's Grammy Awards but did not win.
The trio go by stage names Quavo, Offset and Takeoff. Offset recently released a popular video for the song "Ric Flair Drip," featuring wrestling icon Ric Flair.
The members' legal names are Quavious Keyate Marshall, Kirshnik Khari Ball and Kiari Kendrell Cephus, according to a recent story in High Society. The three are relatives, who were raised together by Quavo’s mother in Lawrenceville, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, High Society wrote.
TMZ is reporting Quavo was not at the Boone concert for unexplained reasons.
The New York Daily News reports the group had a previous run-in with the law in February 2017, when the artists allegedly got into a brawl with singer Sean Kingston in Las Vegas that ended in a bout of gunfire.
The group was sued last year by an arena for "allegedly inciting a riot at one of their concerts" in 2015, reported TMZ. According to the lawsuit, Migos showed up hours late, which apparently agitated the crowd, it was reported. Once there, the lawsuit claims the guys reeked of weed and alcohol, the site reported.