Hiphop artist 2 Chainz attends the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

EASTON, Maryland (AP) — Rapper 2Chainz has been arrested on drug charges.

Maryland State Police spokesman Sgt. Marc Black says troopers stopped a van Thursday night for speeding and smelled marijuana. A backpack in the van was found to have a marijuana grinder and trace amounts of marijuana.

The rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, claimed possession of the backpack and was arrested. Black says Epps was cited for having drug paraphernalia and marijuana and was released. The citation carries up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

Agents representing Epps did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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