JoJo Simmons Caught in Weed Bust

by Bill Valentine, May 11th, 2009
JoJo Simmons

JoJo Simmons, the son of Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons and nephew of music mogul Russell Simmons, was arrested by narcotics cops in Washington Heights, NY following a marijuana purchase on Friday (May 8).

Cop observed the younger Simmons buy weed from a dealer and approached him as he sat rolling a blunt in his BMW. But JoJo, forgetting every episode of “Cops” he may have seen, tried to flea the scene, putting his car in reverse in a bid to evade arrest. No luck. The 19-year-old ended up hitting a parked car before throwing his car in drive and gunning it, only again to hit another parked car. But he didn’t give up or go quietly; instead he fought with the arresting cops (according to police).

The “Run’s House” star was booked on a variety of charges including: criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of marijuana, attempted reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. But was released on his own recognizance on Saturday (May 9) by a Manhattan judge.

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JoJo Simmons (center) in a cast photo from MTV’s Run’s House”

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