Rapper Juvenile Arrested in Mississippi on Drug Charges

The rapper known as Juvenile was arrested after police pulled him over for an expired tag and found marijuana in his car, authorities said.

Juvenile, a 32-year-old whose real name is Terius Gray, was arrested Tuesday on misdemeanor marijuana possession after he was stopped on Interstate 20 near Meridian, Lauderdale County Sheriff William Sollie said.

"A small amount of marijuana was seized and he was placed under arrest," Sollie said.

Juvenile, who lives in New Orleans, was released later Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney, and a woman who answered the telephone at a listing for a T. Gray declined to confirm that it was the rapper's residence.

The rapper, best known for the song "Back That Thing Up," was headed from Atlanta to New Orleans when his car was pulled over, Sollie said. At least one other person was in the car, but no one else was charged, he said.

Juvenile has been arrested at least four times on charges ranging from failure to pay child support to resisting an officer in a scuffle at a Florida mall in 1999. Most of the charges have been dismissed.

In 2003, he pleaded guilty to felony battery and was sentenced to 75 hours of community service for hitting a man on the head with a champagne bottle.