Grammy-award winning rapper Murphy Lee was arrested in St. Louis after police pulled him over for an expired license plate and found marijuana in his Mercedes, authorities said.

Grammy-award winning rapper Murphy Lee was arrested in St. Louis after police pulled him over for an expired license plate and found marijuana in his Mercedes, authorities said.

Lee, born Tohri Harper, was stopped Oct. 31 on Interstate 55 south of St. Louis. Sheriff's deputies allegedly smelled marijuana, and the 22-year-old Lee was arrested on charges that he had less than 35 grams of marijuana and was driving under the influence of drugs.

Lee's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, declined to discuss the charges yesterday (Nov. 8), saying only that Lee expects to plead not guilty during a court appearance next month.

Lee is part of the original St. Lunatics clique featuring Nelly and has been featured on several of the latter's solo recordings. He shared a 2004 Grammy for best rap performance by a duo or group for "Shake Ya Tailfeather," a collaboration with Nelly and P. Diddy.


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