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Police: DMX arrested in Greer, accused of having marijuana

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Earl Simmons, also known as DMX. (Source: Greer Police Dept.) Earl Simmons, also known as DMX. (Source: Greer Police Dept.)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police in Greer say rapper DMX was arrested again in the Upstate Tuesday night.

Lt. Jim Holcombe said Earl Simmons, 42, also known as DMX, was a passenger in a truck that was stopped just before midnight for an improper turn after the truck crossed a few lanes of traffic without signaling then made an U-turn.

The truck was stopped along Wade Hampton Boulevard near the Applebee's, Holcombe said.

Holcombe said when officers saw Simmons was in the truck they realized he had an outstanding warrant for driving under suspension. He was placed under arrest.

As officers spoke with the driver, they said she moved about the truck's cabin checking everywhere for the paperwork and then an officer saw a bag of marijuana on the passenger door arm rest, according to the police report.

The report said the bag was next to where Simmons was seated, so they spoke with him and he denied that it was his. Police said when they searched the truck they also found three bags of marijuana under the driver's floor board.

Both Simmons and the driver, identified as 39-year-old Anitra Rhodes, of Greenville, were charged with simple possession of marijuana.

During the investigation, Simmons made several comments about having trouble breathing so paramedics were called to check him out and he was cleared of having any issues, according to the report.

TMZ posted video of the arrest. Watch it below or at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2tIEBMhGjk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUK7IIV6Q2junGSdYK3BmZMg

According to Domenick Nati's firm, Nati Celebrity Services, who represents DMX, he said Simmons was with his two assistants when he was arrested. Nati released the following statement about his arrest:

"DMX was driving in the passenger seat when the vehicle he was in was pulled over last night. Although officers pulled them over for a minor traffic violation, DMX was asked to step outside so they can search the vehicle. Officers then claimed that they found bags of marijuana in the floorboard and arrested X. No drugs were found on DMX or the other passengers and the alleged bags of marijuana were never shown to DMX or the other passengers. DMX was released this morning at approximately 11 a.m. EST and is back at his home in South Carolina."

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