Local rapper "Spitta" arrested for drug possession again
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested local rapper Jason "Spitta" Taylor again on drug charges Thursday night.
31-year-old Taylor is mostly known in the area for his anti-BRAVE song, which openly expresses his dislike for Baton Rouge law enforcement and narcotics agents.
Police say they received an anonymous tip that Spitta was delivering a "quantity of narcotics" to the Motel 6 in the 9900 block of Gwenadale Drive in a burnt orange Range Rover with an "excessively dark window tint" Thursday when they pulled him over. As he pulled into the parking lot, police said the man could be seen reaching toward the SUV's floorboard, where law enforcement say firearms are commonly stored in vehicles.
According to BRPD, Taylor refused to open the door of the Range Rover despite repeated orders to do so and was seen reaching toward the passenger side of the vehicle with his right hand.
When the man was finally removed from the vehicle, police say a strong odor of marijuana was noted inside the SUV and loose marijuana could be seen on the floorboards. A foil pack was found on the driver-side floorboard with a tan residue that investigators say is consistent with heroin. Police said there was also loose suspected heroin present on the vehicle's carpet.
Taylor was booked into EBR Parish Prison on charges of resisting an officer, obstruction of justice, third offense possession of marijuana along with possession of Schedule II and Schedule IV narcotics.
Spitta was arrested back in June of 2014 for second offense marijuana possession by Baton Rouge Police when he was busted with pot while meeting with his parole officer.
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