Baton Rouge Police arrested Jason Taylor, a rapper known as “Spitta,” Thursday after officers received an anonymous tip he would be delivering drugs to a motel that evening, a police report says.
The person let police know Taylor, 31, would be delivering a large quantity of narcotics to the Motel 6 at 9901 Gwendale Drive, around 6 p.m. in a burnt orange Range Rover, the report says.
Police noticed his Range Rover with excessively tinted windows turn into the parking lot. When police attempted to tell Taylor his windows were in violation, they noticed him reaching down near the driver’s floorboard, which the report says is a common place to store weapons.
Taylor, 3542 Sherwood St., refused to open the door, at which point police observed him reaching for something in the passenger seat to his right, as well.
Police gave Taylor multiple orders to open the door and when he did not, the police removed him from the vehicle, handcuffed him and advised him of his rights, the report says.
Police found loose marijuana on the floorboards of the vehicle and a foil pack on the driver floorboard with a tan residue “consistent with heroin,” the report says. Police believe the loose heroin was at the place where Taylor was reaching as police approached the vehicle.
Taylor, who was previously arrested June 20, 2014, on a count of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, was booked Thursday on a count of possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute heroin, resisting an officer and obstruction of justice.