Youngbloodz Face Charges

The two members of Atlanta-based rap group Youngbloodz and their 12-person entourage face drug and weapons charges after their tour bus was stopped on the way to a June 1st concert.

Rappers Jeffrey Ray Grigsby, who performs using the name J-Bo, and Sean Paul Joseph, who performs as Sean Paul, were arrested on I-85 on their way to a gig at Columbus, Ga.’s Firehouse nightclub.

All 14 were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of firearms. They posted bond the following day.

Coweta County Sheriff’s Deputy Clinton Reynolds said he pulled the tour bus over because it had an expired Florida tag. He immediately noticed the odor of burning marijuana. After a search of the bus, Reynolds said deputies found two firearms and about half a pound of marijuana divided into 11 plastic bags.

A spokesman for Jive Records, the group’s label, said Grigsby and Joseph will be exonerated.

“The guys have never had any trouble with the law,” Tice Merriweather said in a statement.