Oh, it ain’t my fault, it ain’t my fault
(Did I do that? Did I do that?)
It ain’t my fault
(Did I do that? Did I do that?)”
—Silkk The Shocker, Charge It 2 da Game, 1998
That’s the song Jason Mitchell is singing after his arrest last week on drugs and weapons charges.
Mitchell, who’s career has been in flux since being fired a year ago from Showtime’s The Chi series over inappropriate behavior, is saying the marijuana, ecstasy, and guns found in the car he was driving during a traffic stop aren’t his.
According to Mitchell’s agent, Dr. Glenn Toby, the actor was merely in route to his mother’s house to quarantine with his family. The two pounds of marijuana, 1,300 ecstasy pills, AK-47, and Glock 9mm with extended magazines? What two pounds of marijuana, 1,300 ecstasy pills, AK-47, and Glock 9mm with extended magazines? His client knew nothing about that.
Toby contends the rental car Mitchell was driving was borrowed from a friend (and logically, obviously, he had no idea he was driving around loaded to the gills with weapons and narcotics). Toby tells TMZ, “News stories move fast and oftentimes without all of the facts. This misunderstanding will be resolved shortly. We trust that the court systems blind justice will protect Jason’s rights and allow him to tell his story.”
We’ve seen this story before, just ask Columbus Short. Except this version features more guns and drugs.Mitchell, driving with a woman and infant child, was pulled over in Harrison County, Mississippi last Wednesday (April 22) for careless driving. After deputies found the stash of weapons and drugs, the Straight Outta Compton star was booked on two counts each of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a felon charges. He was released after posting $150,000 bond. The woman was not arrested.