Birdman and Brother Slim Arrested for Marijuana Posession, May Also Face Weapons Charges
Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams and his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams were arrested in Kingsport, Tenn. on Tuesday evening (November 27) and charged with posession of marijuana. According to the Kingsport Times-News, the brothers were traveling in an RV on Interstate 81 with a group that included Birdman’s wife, and road manager, Shahid Muhammad. A local police corporal stopped the the vehicle after it made an improper lane change and forced a tractor trailer into the emergency lane. When the officer stopped the vehicle, he reportedly smelled marijuana and later found a pound of the substance hidden in a trashcan. A 2-23 carbine assault rifle, a 9mm handgun and a magazine for .45-caliber handgun were also confiscated. Birdman, his wife, Slim and the other 13 people aboard the RV were all arrested and charged with possession of over one half of an ounce of marijuana. The other passengers were all believed to be employees of Cash Money Records. The RV was moved to a secure location in order to allow for a more thorough search. So far, none of the passengers have been charged for the weapons, but the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms will be assisting with the investigation due to the presence of the assault rifle.