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2 Chainz Arrest

Cops Say Rapper's Friend

Waved Around Constitution

8/27/2013 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NEWSFLASH: holding up a copy of the U.S. Constitution in a cop's face will NOT stop him from arresting you -- at least that's what one of 2 Chainz' entourage members learned last week, shortly before he and the rapper got busted.

As we reported, 2 Chainz and ten other people on his tour bus were all arrested last week following a concert in Oklahoma City ... after police accused them of smoking weed on board.

You'll recall, cops pulled over 2 Chainz' bus because of a busted taillight, but upon approaching the vehicle ... cops say they smelled pot and attempted to search the bus.

But the driver refused to let cops on board -- and according to the police affidavit which was just released, one of the bus' passengers actually held a physical copy of the U.S. Constitution against the bus window ... "as if challenging officers" with his civil rights.

Fact is: the police DID have probable cause to enter the bus because they smelled pot and saw smoke inside ... but the rapper and his entourage decided to assert their non-existent civil liberties anyway.

In the end, officers towed 2 Chainz' bus and its passengers to a police lot -- where it sat for hours while cops obtained a search warrant -- and everyone was eventually arrested, 2 Chainz included.

The United States Constitution ... it doesn't work that way.

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timchuck    

The cops SAID they smelled pot

425 days ago
32.

FiFi    

U can't knowingly tow a vehicle w passengers inside the vehicle. That's VERY dangerous & ill-phucking-legal.

425 days ago
33.

Mrugowsky    

I'm a little shocked 2 Chainz and his homies actually know how to read. Good for them. But, as they figured out, cops don't appreciate being f√cked with.

425 days ago
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SamanthaStaats    

Isn't it illegal to tow a vehicle with people inside...?

425 days ago
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Technics69247    

**** the midwest

424 days ago
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nursegoodbody    

Sounds to me like they knew they was going to break the law in the first place. I mean, who keeps and displays a copy of the constitution with them at all times? Is there an app for that? lol

424 days ago
37.

cari    

ARE YOU PEOPLE ALL STUPID?! DO YOU NOT SEE THE PROBLEM WITH COPS SAYING A SMELL IS PROBABLE CAUSE!!!! COPS LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE

424 days ago
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Me    

The writer should learn to not contradict his own story. You say they didn't have any right to deny the illegal search, but also indicate the police had to get a search warrant? Police can say they smell something just to get you to agree to let them search the vehicle. They had no authority to search the vehicle without the search warrant. So, you are wrong, they do have rights, but they did prolong the inevitable. More power to them for at least knowing and making the police follow procedures.

424 days ago
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