ST. BERNARD, La. – New Orleans rapper Juvenile pleaded guilty to marijuana possession after being arrested at a music studio in Arabi in Feb. 2009, according to St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Steve Cannizaro.
Juvenile, whose real name is Terius Gray, 34, received a suspended three-month sentence, six-month probation and $250 fine plus court costs, according to Cannizzaro.
“The rapper (Juvenile) and music producer Leroy Edwards, 42, were both arrested on marijuana possession charges by agents of the sheriff's Special Investigations Division, commanded by Col. Chad Clark,” said Cannizarro, “after an anonymous complaint called to the Sheriff's Office about marijuana smoke coming from the house on Livingston Avenue, Sheriff Jack A. Stephens said at the time.”
When deputies arrived at the home, Edwards was found in possession of marijuana by authorities.
“’Juvenile,’ who was eating food at the time, explained the house is owned by someone he knows who was allowing him to use it as a recording studio as he worked on a new CD,” said Cannizzaro.
When deputies obtained a warrant and began searching the home, Gray admitted to police that there was marijuana in the kitchen. According to police, Gray admitted that the marijuana was his.