Ty Dolla $ign caught with cocaine, marijuana in Atlanta, police say

Sept 06, 2018
  • By WSBTV.com
Ty Dolla $ign performs at the 2018 BET Experience Staples Center Concert, sponsored by COCA-COLA, at L.A. Live on June 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

Singer and rapper Tyrone Griffin Jr., famously known as Ty Dolla $ign, is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Atlanta on Wednesday evening. 

Griffin and six others were stopped in the area of 810 Martin Luther King Jr. around 4:55 p.m., according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Officers said the smell of marijuana was coming from the car, so they searched the vehicle and found marijuana and cocaine.

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Atlanta police said Griffin will be charged with possession of marijuana (less than an ounce) and possession of cocaine. They said once the charges are finalized, he will be taken to the Fulton County Jail. 

The other six people with Griffin were released without charges, and the investigation remains active, police said.

The singer was scheduled to perform at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on Wednesday night. He has recently collaborated with artists including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Drake.