Twista and a few of his associates faced charges in Indiana after they were nabbed by authorities back in March for possessing a half-ounce of marijuana. It was announced Tuesday that the charges would be dropped after the driver of the vehicle claimed responsibility for possession of the drug.
The charges were dismissed when the driver of the vehicle, Johnnie Euell, 42, of Frankfort, Illinois, admitted the drug was his and pleaded guilty, according to Porter County Prosecutor Brian Gensel.
The arrest, which attracted national attention, occurred during a police saturation in Portage and South Haven that was triggered out of concern about potential violence among fans of Twista and Montana of 300, the latter of whom was scheduled to appear the following night at the same venue — Big Shots, 391 W. U.S. 6.
Twista, whose legal name is Carl Terrell Mitchell, 42, of Chicago, was taken into custody at 10:38 p.m. after the eastbound black Rolls-Royce he was riding in was stopped by police just east of Willowcreek Road on U.S. 6 for following an SUV too closely.
The other men arrested were Michael Moore, 43, of Matteson, Ill., and Darrin Woody, 26, of Harvey, Ill.
The arrest was notable too as dozens of officers converged on the vehicle, which sparked speculation it was fueled by the fact Twista and his colleagues were Hip-Hop artists. Instead, officers say the response and police presence in the region was due to reports of potential gang and gun violence.