One day after the release of his latest album, local rapper Beanie Sigel was arrested on drug and gun charges in a traffic stop on I-95 the early morning hours today. According to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sigel was a riding in a car pulled over for swerving and tailgating around 3:14 a.m. When searching Sigel and driver Gerald Andrews, the Inquirer reports:
Troopers found numerous prescription bottles, several pills wrapped in plastic bags in a cigarette pack and a small amount of marijuana on Andrews, the news release said. On Sigel, police said they found a bottle of codeine syrup with the label scratched off and $4,650 in cash.
Both men were taken in to custody and when police searched the vehicle, they found a gun in the center counsel, according to the release.
Read the full report here. UPDATE: in a statement released to press, Ruffhouse Records founder Chris Schwartz announced ongoing support for Sigel. “Obviously, we’re very disappointed,” said Schwartz. “However, Beanie has done nothing but display the utmost professionalism in all the initiatives related to the promotion of his new release. Beanie obviously has been struggling with some personal issues, and we continue to support him now and throughout his impending incarceration.”