Ty Dolla $ign Arrested for Allegedly Possessing Cocaine and Marijuana in Atlanta

Ty Dolla $ign was arrested in Atlanta for allegedly possessing cocaine and marijuana

Tyrone Griffin aka Ty Dolla SignCredit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Ty Dolla $ign was arrested for allegedly possessing cocaine and marijuana while heading to a concert in Atlanta.

The 33-year-old “Or Nah” singer along with six others was pulled over around 4:55 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta police said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Officers allegedly pulled over the van the singer — né Tyrone Griffin, Jr. — was riding in because they smelled marijuana, the outlet reported.

After searching the vehicle, police allegedly found marijuana and cocaine.

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Eyewitness footage obtained by TMZ shows a police dog and officers searching Ty Dolla $ign’s vehicle. Ty Dolla $ign, who is currently dating former Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui, was then seen being put in handcuffs and placed into a police car.

The other occupants of the van were released without charges, police confirmed to the AJC. On Thursday morning, the singer was granted $6,000 bond and will next be due in court Sept. 20, the AJC reports.

Ty Dolla $ign’s representative did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, though his attorney, Drew Findling, spoke to Channel 2 Action News on Thursday.

“He had no drugs on his person at all. Apparently, there was a small amount of some drug found in the car and they let five people walk away. And they let the international superstar go into custody,” despite having no prior criminal history, Findling told Channel 2.

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The rapper was scheduled to perform as an opening act for G-Eazy along with Lil Uzi Vert and YBN Nahmir at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood Wednesday night.

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Aside from his arrest, Ty Dolla $ign is known for writing songs for musical greats including Kanye West, Beyonce, JAY-Z, Drake and Rihanna.

He also worked with Fifth Harmony on “Work From Home.” Together Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration Video in 2016.

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