Dave East Taken Into Police Custody, Issued Two Summonses For Drug Possession & Disorderly Conduct
Video has recently surfaced online of American rapper Dave East being arrested in the early hours of Friday, May 22nd. The arrest took place in New York near the Queensbridge Houses in the Astoria section of Queens. In the video, 31-year-old Dave East appears to be surrendering to the police as they remove him from a large white SUV and place him in handcuffs. Many onlookers can be heard pleading with the police to let the ‘Phone Jumpin’ rapper go. Dave East, born David Lawrence Brewster Jr., can also be heard telling the police
“I’m not fighting.”
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According to Fox5NY, the vehicle that Dave East was in was initially pulled over because the driver allegedly failed to signal when making a turn. Once stopped however, officers said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Reports claim that Dave East was removed from the vehicle for allegedly being “combative” after being asked to show his ID.
Once arriving at the 114th precinct, the NYPD said Dave East is said to have cooperated with investigators and handed over his ID. Before he was released he was issued two summonses. One for disorderly conduct and another for marijuana possession.
Dave East uploaded the video of his detainment to his Instagram page with the caption that reads:
“REST IN PARADISE SHOOTER SH*T DONT STOP F*CC NYPD TILL I SEE U AGAIN”
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