A former reggae star dressed in blue camouflage and a white porkpie hat was busted with 25 pounds of marijuana in his car after he ran a stop sign in the Bronx yesterday and officers detected the strong scent of reefer wafting from the vehicle. Oh, and he wasn't wearing his seatbelt, either. It's unclear if Denroy Morgan had also affixed a giant flashing neon sign to the roof of his car reading "DRUGS 4 SALE!" but NYPD sources tell City Room that after they pulled Morgan over, he admitted to holding bricks of weed in the trunk. Morgan, a father of thirty, was a one-hit-wonder back in the '80s with his single "I'll Do Anything For You," which is a pretty slick track. Spark a J and press play:
Morgan's arrest led the officers to 1122 Taylor Avenue, a two-story brick building in the Bronx, where they spotted one Wayne Swavy, 46, exiting the building with a large package and getting into a car. A source tells the Daily News cops pulled Swavy over for not wearing a seatbelt and found 16 pounds of ganja in the car. Detectives then obtained a search warrant and entered the house, discovering another 310 pounds of pot, arranged into bricks. All told, the 351-pound seizure has a street value of $140,000 to $351,000.
Both men were charged with criminal possession of marijuana, and Morgan was held in lieu of $8,000 bail. So what have we learned here? Drugs are bad, don't do drugs—but if you do do drugs, try not to carry large quantities of drugs while on the drugs and acting like a cliched drug dealer from a Miami Vice episode! And maybe try to be a little more discreet about it, while you're at it? You don't want to end up looking like this, no matter how many hit singles you have under your belt. What will your 30 children think?!