Friday, June 29, 2007
California rapper Paperboy, well known for his 90's hit "Ditty," was arrested by Merced authorities on Wednesday (June 13) for allegedly selling marijuana.
According to The Merced Sun Star, authorities revealed Paperboy (born Mitchell Johnson) had been under investigation for several weeks before he was pulled over in his black 1990 Honda Accord and arrested.
The rapper was booked into the Merced County Jail on charges of possession and sales of marijuana, possession of more than one ounce of marijuana, and transportation of marijuana for sale.
Paperboy remains held at Merced County Jail on $20,000 bail. Fresno Action News reported that police are currently investigating the rapper's cell phone for information on his possible clients.
Merced Police Commander Tommy Martin divulged that Paperboy told members of the gang unit that he squandered away all the money he earned from rapping and is now living in poverty.