Man Named Tupac Shakur Arrested On Drug Charges

Written by Kecia Gayle October 21, 2019
Photo Credit: Tennessee Police Department

Man Named Tupac Shakur Arrested On Drug Charges

Police in Tennessee recently arrested a man with a very familiar unique name. Tupac A. Shakur, 40, was taken into police custody after he was found with methamphetamine and tried pulling a knife out on cops.

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Officers with the Johnson City Police Department received calls Friday about Shakur who had active warrants for his arrest from another department.

When officers arrived at the scene, they saw a car with Shakur inside. Officers then attempted to arrest Shakur, but he pulled away and reached for his waistband, the release said. After they took him down, cops found a syringe and baggies of meth on Shakur.

He was later charged with aggravated assault, simple meth possession and having unlawful drug paraphernalia, CNN reports. As of right now, he is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $18,000 bond. He is set to be arraigned Monday, the release said.

Shakur shares the same name as the late rapper Tupac Shakur who was killed in September 1996 at age 25.

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