Police: Pot seized in roadside drug investigation on rap tour bus
Chief: Blue Mounds police stopped 'Ty Dolla Sign' bus for alleged traffic violations, leading to drug investigation
BLUE MOUNDS, Wis. — Police said pot was seized from a touring band’s bus Wednesday morning during a roadside drug investigation.
Blue Mounds police Chief Andy Rose said a bus carrying a touring musician was stopped on suspicion of vehicle equipment violations at 9:20 a.m. Officers said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from rap artist Ty Dolla Sign’s bus, and a Dane County Sheriff’s K-9 was brought to the scene. The K-9 alerted to several areas of the bus indicating drug presence, Rose said.
Police seized 42.2 grams of marijuana, which included 18.2 grams of butane hash oil (also known as BHO or butter), according to a news release. Rose said 28 pieces of drug paraphernalia were also seized.
Police tweeted an advisory about the lane closure at 10:19 a.m. The part of Highway 18-151 closed was at the Dane County and Iowa County line. Police were still investigating at about 12:30 p.m. Police expected to clear the scene at about 1 p.m., Rose added.
There were 12 people on the bus, police said. Seven people were arrested on suspicion of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Ty Dolla Sign performed at the High Noon Saloon in Madison Tuesday night and was headed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a show Thursday, according to the release. The seven people arrested were given court dates in December, Rose added.