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Chief Keef Arrested for Cannabis and Paraphernalia Possession in South Dakota

Keef is being charged after authorities found edibles and blunts in the rapper’s carry-on luggage.

by Zach Harris

Only two months after being arrested for a marijuana-related DUI in Miami, Chicago rapper Chief Keef finds himself back in police custody after authorities at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport in South Dakota found marijuana in Keef’s carry-on luggage.

According to the Argus Leader, Keef was in Sioux Falls for an anti-bullying concert, and was departing South Dakota when airport security searched Sosa’s bags, uncovering four blunts and two edibles. Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens told the Leader that the edibles contained THC.

Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was turned over to police and arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and between two ounces and a half-pound of marijuana. With only four blunts it would be pretty hard to stuff a half ounce in each, so we’re guessing police used the full weight of the edibles - sugar, flour and all - to give the rapper a harsher possession charge. 

The weight discrepancy is particularly important in this case because South Dakota’s cannabis laws specify felony charges for anyone caught possessing over 2 ounces of cannabis, whereas anything less is a misdemeanor offense.

If convicted, Cozart faces up to one year in jail and a fine of $4,000.


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Zach Harris is a writer based in Philadelphia whose work has appeared on Noisey, First We Feast, and Jenkem Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @10000youtubes complaining about NBA referees.



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