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Jermaine Dupri

Insane Traffic Stop

Cops Found a Xanax Pill!!!!

12/27/2013 7:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1227-jermain-dupri-instagram-copsJermaine Dupri just learned a hard lesson -- take a chill pill when you're in Miami Beach and cops will swarm you.

Jermaine and his crew were cruising in Miami Beach at 3:24 this morning when cops pulled them over because the tint on their Lincoln was too dark.

According to the police report -- obtained by TMZ -- Miami Beach cops smelled "a strong odor of marijuana" inside the car. 

That's when Jermaine -- who was a passenger -- and the others were patted down.  Cops didn't find pot, but they DID find something that caught their eye ... a single Xanax pill in a plastic container, inside the pocket of one of Jermaine's friends.

Now get this ... Cops then requested K--9 dogs to sniff out contraband.  In all, Jermaine says 5 cops cars arrived on scene, but turned up nada.

But it wasn't over yet.  Cops were suspicious that the guy was in illegal possession of the pill.  He insisted he had a prescription, but cops were suspicious.  That's when someone in Jermaine's posse said he would go to the guy's home to get documentation he had a valid prescription.  Time passed and the guy came back with the proof, and everyone went home.


Right after the incident, Jermaine tweeted, "Somebody please call TMZ.  5 police cars just pulled us over."

We heard you.




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12:30 PM PST -- Jermaine tells TMZ ... he is the victim of "rapper profiling."

He believes cops followed him from the nightclub he had just made an appearance at ... and stopped him within minutes because he's a celebrity.

He thinks its ridiculous that cops called out the K9 unit and thinks it is massive overkill.

Miami Beach PD says the stop was legit ... and everything was done in accordance with procedure.

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31.

Double Bubble    

Oh please.. There was a strong odor of weed, and now TMZ wants to take credit for an obvious auto correct failure.. Jermaine meant to tweet "Somebody please call KFC"..

238 days ago
32.

IAMME    

It wasn't racial profiling. If your tints are to dark, then they're too dark. An if your car reeks of marijuana then you automatically look suspect. It doesn't matter what color you are or what your bank account holds. If your wrong your wrong. An they were cleared. So stop complaining Jermaine and go on.

238 days ago
33.

Theothepro     

COPS Never wrote a"TINT TICKET"

238 days ago
34.

thomas    

Everyone knows that racial profiling is alive and well in pretty much all the police departments in the U.S. . It doesn't matter that SCOTUS has said it's illegal.

238 days ago
35.

Neal    

I voted for profiling, but not because of skin color. I would be suspicious of a carload of people joyriding at 3:30 am with overly tinted windows.

238 days ago
36.

Politico Pablo    

The Miami cops look disapointed they couldn't take somebody to jail.
They'll have to settle for a citation instead. Bummer.

238 days ago
37.

PT    

Those cops look like they've been personally sampling the contraband they found during that night.

238 days ago
38.

static    

It's racism .

238 days ago
39.

Sips    

I get pulled over all the time and I'm white guess cops are racist toward white people too....STFU with all this racist BULLSH!T all the time it's getting old for real cops hate all colors there just bored

238 days ago
40.

E    

It couldn't be profiling -- they couldn't see inside the car!

238 days ago
41.

fluffygrrrl    

1 pill? They paid that many cops overtime so they can pull over a guy for 1 pill? and just because they smelled pot? They've smelled pot coming from my car, I'm white, they didn't do anything to me

238 days ago
42.

Black Adam    

White people don't even know who Jermaine Dupri is. I would of pulled them over too, and I'm black.

238 days ago
43.

Obamais still aracist    

cry wolf , rappers use the n word thus they are the most racist people in the world

238 days ago
44.

Bree    

I do believe there is profiling going on in this country. But why do people ALWAYS use that as an excuse? If someone is breaking a law, should they be let go because of their race? I'm not saying these guys were breaking the law-although if the tint was too dark, then they were. My daughter was pulled over about a year ago because when she was making a left turn, she went over the line while turning. She is white and it was daylight out. The police called backup, to which 4 cars total were there for this traffic violation. One car was a K-9 unit. They searched her car..she gave them permission-she had nothing to hide. She and her passenger sat on the side of the road for 30 minutes. It ended with the cops telling her to not drive over the line when turning. Now my daughter is on the short side...should she have called "height profiling". All I'm saying is, maybe it's not always your race or profession as to why you get pulled over. If they followed them out of a club...they might have been looking for a drunk driver. Cops do that all the time. Just my thoughts here.

238 days ago
45.

tym    

miami beach cops are nothing but bitches...they arent profiling or racist they are simply just bitches.. they all suck each other off and kill innocent people and are crooked wife beating steroid freaks

238 days ago
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