Rapper Jim Jones ran into trouble with the law again last week (19Apr12) after cops carried out a drug search of his car in New Jersey.

The hip-hop star was waiting to pick up a friend outside Newark Airport on Friday when four officers asked him to step out of his vehicle over allegations they could smell marijuana wafting from his car.

According to editors at Tmz.com, who have published pictures of the incident, the search failed to uncover any drugs, but Jones was handed a citation for driving without a licence.

However, a representative for the black star is adamant that the car check was racially motivated, telling the website, "He was searched for nothing more than racial profiling."

Jones was charged with disorderly conduct in February (13) following an altercation with a traffic cop outside his home in New Jersey.