6:03 AM PT -- 7/9 -- Law enforcement sources tell us Lil Baby has been released ... he'll have to pay French authorities a fine.
1:35 PM PT -- A spokesperson for the Paris Police Dept. tells us Baby was taken into custody with one other person on a drug charge. The person says Harden was not arrested or taken into custody.
11:55 AM PT -- Sources close to Harden tell us the hooper did not break any laws and was allowed to go about his day.
Lil Baby and NBA star James Hardenhave been stopped by police in Paris ... with a report claiming the rapper was arrested for weed.
Harden and several other men were swarmed by cops during an apparent search on the popular Avenue Montaigne. In one video circulating on social media, the Brooklyn Nets superstar can be heard saying he doesn't understand what's going on as cops begin to search him.
Baby was seated in the back of a police van and appeared to be handcuffed ... local reports say he was among 3 people arrested for some sort of marijuana-related charge. The report said the vehicle the men were traveling in was pulled over and officers could smell marijuana. There were allegedly 20 grams of weed discovered.
We reached out to the Paris Police Dept. who would only tell us the incident was currently an active investigation.
Lil Baby and Harden are in the French city for Paris Fashion Week.