Memphis rapper pays $250 fine, leaves jail

Thornton was ordered to pay a $250 fine. He did, and he has since been released from jail. (Source: MyFoxMemphis)


A Memphis rapper was jailed after being arrested Tuesday afternoon.

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Adolph Thornton, also known as hip hop star Young Dolph, was charged with possession of marijuana and violation of vehicle registration.

Police told MyFoxMemphis Thornton was stopped around 2:45 p.m. when an officer noticed a 2015 silver Rolls Royce driving on Airways without any tag information. While approaching the vehicle, officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana.

When police checked Thornton’s information, they learned he had an active warrant out of Birmingham, Alabama. While the 30-year-old was being detained, the officer noticed what appeared to be marijuana and seeds on the driver’s side floorboard of the vehicle.

Police said the officer also found a small, clear bag filled with what appeared to be marijuana in Thornton’s left sock.

Adolph Thornton’s bond was set at $100 and he is set to appear before a judge Wednesday morning.

MyFoxMemphis also learned Thornton was found guilty on two previous drug-related charges in 2013 and 2014.

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