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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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76.

en Todo Momento!!    

hey, if you act like kfed, they will treat you like kfed. you want to roll around town puffing weed like you're a king (because you're black), they will knock you back down to the ground. if you want to smoke weed, stay home. it's that simple. don't go try to upstage them with a single xanax, and then act like they are profiling you. if you have a prescription, THEN CARRY THE WHOLE BOTTLE WITH YOU. problem solved. i hate it when black people act like aholes, and the call racism or 'profiling' when they are being the black version of kfed douches. act like a normal person, and the cops will (or maybe they won't) treat you like one.

266 days ago
77.

sfrandiver    

Ok. Lets break down a normal traffic stop 3:24am

Let us say we have two cars breaking the speed limit by 5 miles an hour. One a Toyota Prius and Lincoln with tinted windows. Now you have two cars breaking the law. The Lincoln already has another reason to stop.

Is it profiling when you determine which vehicle is probably doing more law breaking. Sure. Is it a race issue . NO Is it someone thinking they are above the law? Allowing them not to abide by the same rules as everyone else? Rapper profiling? No dumba$$ . It is like in California. Tinted windows, no front plate, and also nothing hanging from mirror. That gives you a reason to stop the car. Don't modify a factory car , and there will be no reason to stop you.

The reason so many cops are there is so the department is protected. Everyone tries to blame the police for doing their jobs. One of the rappers or whoever at the stop can say an officer did something wrong. Get their high power rapper attorney trying to sue the department so all charges are dismiss.

265 days ago
78.

Wiggie    

Weed and Xanax? Is he a rapper or my grandma?

265 days ago
79.

Mental    

JD isn't the only one...the pigs on south beach have nothing to do so they flirt with women all day on the beach. So whenever they feel like they need to pull a car over, it's always 3 cop cars or more because they have nothing better else to do outside of flirting with tourist.

264 days ago
80.

The_incredible_mr_wizard    

I think it's ridiculous that he calls himself a "rapper" and "celebrity" LOL

264 days ago
81.

CastleGreySkull    

Theres so many #ToughTony #SnowapeCops in America!!!!

263 days ago
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