Hip-hop star Pastor Troy and two bodyguards have been arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, after drugs were found in a vehicle they were travelling in.

The rapper, real name MICAH LEVAR TROY, was stopped by Fayette County sheriff deputies in his FORD F-650 truck on Friday (21FEB04). Police dogs detected drugs in the vehicle and a subsequent search resulted in the marijuana finding.

Sergeant WAYNE PROSSER says, "It was just short of what appeared to be one ounce of suspected marijuana."

Officers questioned Levar, who they say gave a fake name. They became suspicious when members of the public passing by constantly yelled out his rap name, Pastor Troy.

Levar finally admitted his identity when officers found a copy of his CD in the truck.

He is now facing one count of drug possession and one count of giving the police a fictitious name.

Bodyguards MICHAEL HOLLOWAY and KEITH CARTER were both charged with drug and concealed weapons charges.

26/02/2004 17:38