Young Jeezy was hauled off to jail by cops who treated him like crap just because he's a rapper ... according to sources close to Jeezy.
We broke the story ... Jeezy was arrested when Alpharetta police responded to a panic alarm last night at his girlfriend's house. But our sources dispute the official police report -- that cops didn't know who he was because he refused to identify himself.
We're told ... Jeezy didn't NEED to show ID because the officers recognized HIM instantly, saying "Oh, you're Jeezy the rapper" ... then started "antagonizing" him as soon as they realized who he was.
According to our sources ... Jeezy thinks cops treated him like a criminal from the get-go ... refusing to let him make a phone call ... and forcing him to stand outside while cops searched the home as they went on the hunt for a reason to bust him.
Police say he gave them a reason ... because he struggled with them when they tried to slap cuffs on him.