Playboi Carti Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges

Playboi Carti was arrested on Thursday on drug and gun-related charges. 

Playboi Carti

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Playboi Carti

Playboi Carti was arrested on Thursday on drug and gun-related charges. 

Carti was pulled over in his Lamborghini in Clayton County, Georgia for an expired tag, and during the stop authorities discovered 12 bags of marijuana, xanax, codeine, oxycodone, and three unspecified firearms. Carti was arrested alongside another man, Jaylon Tucker, and was taken to Clayton County jail.

Photos of the items discovered during the arrest were released by the Clayton County Sheriff's Office here, and can be seen below. As the Atlana Journal-Constitution pointed out, it's likely the ATL rapper bonded out of jail by Friday morning, as he is no longer listed in Clayton County's online booking records.

Photographer Gunner Stahl, a close friend of Carti's, clarified on Twitter, "Carti is at home, let's stop the 'free' stuff thanks."


Carti was previously arrested in July 2017 on domestic abuse charges. The rapper was involved in an argument with his girlfriend at the time outside Los Angeles International Airport, during which he allegedly dragged her out of the terminal by her backpack. He did not face the charges in court, however.

So far in 2020, Carti has been relatively quiet. He has, though, been teasing the long-awaited follow-up to 2018's Die Lit. Recently his fans called on him to drop the highly-anticipated Whole Lotta Red, and he responded to let them know it's still on the way.

"I never left," he told one fan in a reply. "Stay wit meh. I o you da world n I kno it. I love u n everyone." 

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