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Rapper Daz Dillinger Arrested At His Home On 13 Felony Drug Charges

Police reportedly found 117 grams of marijuana and assorted THC products in the the West Coast hip hop legend's Georgia home.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Rapper and producer Daz Dillinger was arrested at his home on Tuesday on 13 felony drug charges.

Dillinger, whose real name is Delmar Drew Arnaud, was taken into custody and booked after police executed a search warrant in his Georgia home late Tuesday night, according to TMZ. Police reportedly discovered 117 grams, or roughly a quarter of a pound, of marijuana in Dillinger’s home, in addition to THC honey and 10 THC vaporizer pods that bore the label “pure cannabis extract,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. According to the outlet, police also found a container of “grape drink laced with cannabis” that was labelled “cannabis lean.”

Dillinger was booked at the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office on 12 felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one felony count listed as “purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution, or sale of marijuana,” according to online booking records. His bail amount was listed as $15,000, and records show that he was released after spending 15 hours in police custody.

Details on what preceded the search on Dillinger’s home and his subsequent arrest are hazy. Officer Sarah O’Hara, a spokeswoman for Cobb County police, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she did not know “the specifics on what probable cause the officers had to obtain the search warrant and execute it.”

Dillinger, 45, made a name for himself in the hip hop world in the early 90s as one half of the West Coast rap duo Tha Dogg Pound. He made headlines in April after publicly calling for members of the Crips gang to “f--k Kanye [West] up” for his apparent support of Donald Trump. The rapper claimed the following month to have been questioned by police because of his social media comments.

[Photo: Rapper Daz Dillinger of Tha Dogg Pound performs onstage during the Summertime in the LBC music festival on July 7, 2018 in Long Beach, California. By Scott Dudelson/Getty Images]