Birdman Caged for Pot Possession

11/28/2007 1:39 PM PST

Birdman Caged for Pot Possession

Rapper Birdman, real name Bryan "Baby" Williams, was among 16 people arrested in Kingsport, Tenn. early Tuesday evening and is facing drug and possible gun charges.

Williams, one of the founders of Cash Money Records, was in an RV that was spotted by a police corporal as it made an improper lane change and ran a tractor trailer off the road. When the corporal approached the RV, he said he could smell marijuana coming from inside, and found about a lb. of pot in a trashcan inside the RV. Whoops!

Birdman, his wife, brother and 13 others were each charged with possession of over 1/2 ounce of marijuana. According to the corporal that made the arrest, all 16 people are in some way employed by Cash Money Records.

Cops also found a .223 carbine assault rifle, a 9mm handgun and a magazine for .45-cal. handgun. As of now, no gun charges have been filed and the ATF is assisting in the investigation.

All 16 people arrested posted $1,500 bond this morning and are due back in court March 18.

A rep for Cash Money Records could not be reached.