Rapper in anti-BRAVE video arrested
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge rapper seen in a video verbally attacking the BRAVE police unit after they said he was caught with marijuana for sale in his vehicle Friday.
Police charged Jason Taylor, also known as "Spitta", with drug possession and probation violation.
Officers said they Taylor's probation agent contacted them around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon and told them he had caught Taylor with marijuana in his possession. Officers said Taylor smelled strongly of marijuana when he arrived at the probation office, and when agents checked his vehicle they found a bag of marijuana and a digital scale with marijuana residue on it inside.
Investigators said Taylor's cell phone also had numerous texts from people asking him to sell them marijuana or get prices for marijuana.
Taylor recently released a song titled "Brave Team" that took shots at the Baton Rouge Police unit, which combats street-level crime through community policing.
BRPD said members of the BRAVE unit were also the ones who arrested Taylor Friday.
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