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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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61.

Allan    

Obviously the cops say tinted windows to make people think they couldn't see inside the car so OBVIOUSLY is not racial profiling. LOL gtfo What a disgrace!!!

196 days ago
62.

Unbroken Chain    

Nothing good happens when smoking a joint in your car at 3:24 am in south Florida. Especially if you're black and in a nice car

196 days ago
63.

Blockboy720    

The powers that be no that there eternity is hell so the make the blacks man hell here on earth period

196 days ago
64.

Blockboy720    

By the way if I died an god said u can come back as a rich white man or a poor blackman..blackman it is ..god painted me black thanks for dat..nas line hehe

196 days ago
65.

Observer999    

You know, it probably WAS all done according to procedure, and that is just another bit of proof that the USA is doomed to be an authoritarian jack-booted state. More and more, what is ignored in other countries has become a felony in the USA, which has more prisoners than any other country, and a higher percentage of its people in jail than any other country, by far. America is lost, the security state has won, and Americans are doomed. No privacy, no freedom (although it's still touted as free, it isn't, not even close compared to other countries), and getting worse by the day.

But no worries, let's see what Miley Cyrus is up to, and the Duck Dynasty guy.

196 days ago
66.

Dreday    

I live in Florida and another way they get u is "SIR I PULLED U OVER BECAUSE YOUR TAG LIGHT IS OUT" but they only do it in areas where black people live.

196 days ago
67.

nika    

I'm not a big fan of people pulling the race card, but this is so obvious it hurts. Definitely profiling!

196 days ago
68.

Mack_D    

The police some BITCHE$!!!

196 days ago
69.

Blockboy720    

In that pic all the cops look high..

196 days ago
70.

Brenda     

Jermaine is a MISFIT! That's why Janet Jackson dumped his lil pint size azz. Rappers have helped destroy our youths minds so why do anybody GAF about the police pulling him over??? They should've gave him and his posse, cavity searches in front of the locals! Now that would be worth entertaining!!!

196 days ago
71.

Tony626    

They found drugs not inside the prescription bottle and it's somehow racist? Wow...what an ignorant fool.

196 days ago
72.

Mrs K.W.    

A XANAX?? Really?? In the city of MIAMI where there is plenty of drugs being pushed like no tomorrow the police have time to be concerned about 1 Xanax??? No words..

196 days ago
73.

Duke    

Who is he? Who cares? Windows too dark ya get stopped, end of story....pftttttt

195 days ago
74.

Jackie    

Don't you have to rap to be a victim of rapper profiling? Just saying...

195 days ago
75.

bozzman    

i think the 5 cars is just a florida thing. i'm a middle aged white guy and i had 4 cars there when i got pulled over for a dui check in tampa and i was by myself

195 days ago
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