Birdman Flies Free, Released On $1,500 Bond
According to the Associated Press, the rapper and 15 of his cohorts were released from jail around 1:30 a.m.
Birdman was arrested yesterday along with 15 other people - many of whom were Cash Money employees - for posession of marijuana.
The rapper and his clique, which included his 18-year old wife Brittany Williams and his brother, Cash Money co-founder Ronald Williams, were arrested in Tennessee while en route to New York for a BET shoot.
A police officer found a pound of marijuana in a trash can after pulling over their RV for making an improper lane change and searching it when he smelled marijuana. All 16 cohorts were charged with possession of more then a ½ ounce.
Along with the marijuana, police also found guns in the vehicle and said several people in the vehicle were carrying hefty wads of cash, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 and totaling $12,000 to $15,000 among the entire crew. The money won't be seized, however, unless police detect the smell of marijuana on it.
Incidentally, Birdman's $1,500 bond was a measly sum compared to the fee paid by his surrogate son Lil' Wayne after he was arrested on gun and marijuana charges following a concert in NYC this July. Unlike his "daddy," Birdman, Jr. ponied up $70,000 to get out of jail.