Bay Area MC Paperboy Facing New Drug Charges

Oakland rapper Paperboy, best known for his 1993 hit “Ditty,” was arrested on drug possession charges during a traffic stop in Merced, Ca. on Wednesday night (March 19). According to the Merced Sun-Star, the rapper was pulled over by police for a broken brake light as he was drove on the 2200 block of Q street at around 11:10. The officers searched the car after smelling marijuana and found less than an ounce of the substance and a bottle of prescription medication that did not belong to Paperboy, whose real name is Mitchell Charles Johnson. He was charged with marijuana possession and transportation, illegal possession of prescription medication and driving on a suspended license. The bust is the second in less than a year for the veteran MC, who was arrested last June under nearly identical circumstances. In October he plead no contest to felony charges of possession of marijuana for sale, and received three years probation. Attorney Salvatore Sciandra, who represented him in the original case, told the Sun-Star that he was unsure whether or not he will represent the rapper on the new charges. Johnson enjoyed moderate success in the early 90’s after “Ditty” received a Grammy nomination and reached No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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  • deezhul

    wow bum ass nigga

  • HOLLA!

    Mothafucka only had 1 hit song.

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  • B

    They still play that song “Ditty ” out here in Oakland on the radio … that’s too bad tho, its rough out here but damn, he picked the wrong place to ride that dirty… hope his Easter is better…
    “just do the ditty ditty if you want to cuz then I can see if I want you…”

  • z

    all these fucking rappers with their so called money they supposivly have. and the guy cant even fix a broken brake light. And doesnt even have a valid license. Half the rappers out there prolly dont even have drivers licenses but they live in big ass houses . theres something wrong here

    • jbird

      yep some of these old rappers didn’t really get no money at the beginning. they just opened doors for the ti’s and jeezy’s to come in and make the money. hip hop’s doors are off the hinges now, so anybody gettin in the game now wit a hit song is gonna make more than Paperboy did back then. it’s a fact. but these broken tail lights ain’t no thing. remember this is how Mr. Dean from the Ruff Ryders got pulled over wit a key in his car. Now somehow DMX’s house is gettin raided. ? Who’s snitching here Mr. Dean? Now for those that don’t know who Mr. Dean is, he is the ‘Baby’ of Ruff Ryders. Mr. Dean hasn’t even gone to court yet and it’s been like a year. But look Gillie got cleared of all his shit in Philly. O and back in the day, did anybody know that Baby went to prison for having a lot of coke, like a key or so. But he got out a couple years after being locked up. Rumor has it that his brother, Slim, paid off the governor for a pardon. Wow. Now look at Houston wit Lil Troy, the ‘wanna be a baller’ guy. Him and Scarface have been throwing jabs back and forth about each other snitching. One has to be. But remember Lil Troy is the one that gave Scarface his start in this game. So, as we have it there are a lot of dirty mo fo’s out there. The rap game is filled wit a lot of them. Anybody that don’t believe my facts, just google them. Find the ‘truth’. A lot of these rappers are wack, fake, and just plain want your money. There’s a word for that:
      N I G G E R. The rap game is filled wit em. Fake ass people.

  • http://www.myspace.com/Mercenary31384 Mercenary

    Man…what is wrong with people? Ok, so you get charged twice in the year for the same thing? This nigga needs to learn how to just smoke at the crib and call it a night.

  • KLETEWOOD

    Dope sales 101…always check your tail lights.

    Paper Boy should get his weed card. The cops would have taken the dank….but, he would have walked.

  • Jack

    its always with the cars getting pulled over then its always smelling marijuana that leads to these things every singe time you would think people would be learning.

  • 510

    I could of swore this cat was from L.A.

  • The Kanadian

    Don’t matter if you learn or not If your black an’ the pig dont smell smoke, He’ll lie an’ say he do smell it!!
    That’s what’s up, F’real Dukee, Tha’s How dem Pig do! Yo.

    • http://www.hotmail,.com still pop that thang

      if a black man is guilty as hell u say u say no is because is black .if a nigga can’t fix his tail light and carrying bag of weed everyday u know is dumb.same goes to fake ass rappers wanna be gangstar

  • DA BOSS

    NIGGA’S AIN’T DEEP THEY DUMB. NIGGA’S AIN’T GANSTA THEY GUM. <<<<<<<<JAY-Z.

  • ddollaz

    paper boy ant from tha town

  • fireforreal

    Maybe he can convince Diddy to sample Ditty lol !

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  • TOWN BUSINESS

    Paperboy still get a little coin from the Ditty over seas and his production team is from LA.. come on everyone knows in Cali weed isn’t that serious especially that much. He’ ll pick up some garbage on the side of the highway !

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    Another rapper going to jail…

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    I guess he shoulda cancelled that delivery!!

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    can some american peeps, check out my english rap style

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  • whats CraCCin

    WHO?

  • MIRZ

    PAPERBOY…IM 14 AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY DAT HIZ SONG IZ HARD…AND I CAN RESPECT OLDIEZ B…HIT MEH UP AT BOI_SKTR@YAHOO.COM….O

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  • Chaka

    In the past two or three months how many rappers have been caught with substance in their cars?Juvinile?caught.lil’Wayne?Caught.Juelz S?caught.Now,paperboy!Thought the saying goes:’the smart ones never get caught’.Wise up my brothers,the hip hop police are doing their home work more than you all.Peace an hip hop head wrote this.

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  • Town Bizz

    Paperboy aint from the town. He’s from LA. I aint never heard anybody say Paperboy was from the Bay ever.

  • http://www.myspace.com/deandresurrellthegreat deandresurrell

    who is dis nigga?i aint heard from him since 1990……he’s wack

  • mrddp3

    Get it how you live homie!

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    I THOUGHT PAPERBOY WAS FROM L.A.

  • Tragic

    He gonna be doing the ditty song as Bubba tosses his salad. Then he can come out and make one called “shitty”, wait a sec, he done has. I think it was aka his whole fucking career.