St. Louis – Grammy-award winning rapper Murphy Lee was arrested after police pulled him over for an expired license plate and found marijuana in his Mercedes, authorities said.
Lee, born Tohri Harper, was stopped Oct. 31 on Interstate 55 south of St. Louis. Sheriff’s deputies allegedly smelled marijuana, and the 22-year-old Lee was arrested on charges that he had less than 35 grams of marijuana and was driving under the influence of drugs.
Lee’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, declined to discuss the charges Monday, saying only that Lee expects to plead not guilty during a court appearance next month.
Lee, part of the original St. Lunatics clique featuring Nelly, has been featured on a few of Nelly’s solo recordings.
Lee had a gold CD with last year’s debut solo album “Murphy’s Law,” which included the hit “Wat da Hook Gon Be.” He shared a 2004 Grammy for best rap performance by a duo or group for “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” a collaboration with Nelly and P. Diddy.