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Tour bus busted for pot, pills in West Memphis

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WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC-TV) - Eight people, including members of a famous hip-hop group, were jailed in West Memphis early Tuesday morning after police found marijuana in their tour bus.

Police said the bus was pulled over along I-40 in West Memphis for a traffic violation, along with questions about its registration.

"He was going 70 in a 65," said Chief Bob Paudert of the West Memphis Police Department.

During the stop, officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana.  The bus was taken to the West Memphis Police Department, where it was thoroughly searched. Paudert said the search turned up two ounces of marijuana, 110 ecstasy tablets, and $8,615 in cash.

The eight men on the bus were arrested and taken to the Crittenden County Jail on charges charged with felony drug possession with the intent to sell.

"Sometimes I think those entertainers think they're above the law," Paudert said. "(They) get on their private coach and travel the country and do what they want to do, but they're taking a chance just like everybody else. If you get stopped, you'll have to pay the price, and that's what'll happen with this bunch."

All eight men were released from the Crittenden County jail on $15,000 bond.

TMZ.com reported two of the men arrested, Ronald Bean and Patrick Charles, aka DJ Mathematics and Streetlife, perform with the Wu-Tang Clan.

According to Bean's MySpace page, he is the official DJ for the group, and the inventor of their famous "W" logo.

"I don't know what musical instruments they played or if they even play musical instruments, but they said they were rappers," Paudert said.

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