Soulja Boy was released from a Temple, Georgia jail yesterday (October 17) after posting a $10,000 bond.
The rapper and four other men were arrested at around 2:15 a.m. yesterday morning after a routine traffic stop. Cops says they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the Escalade they were riding in. A subsequent search turned up 5 ounces of weed, guns and $40,000 in cash.
TMZ is reporting that the drugs, money and one gun were found inside a briefcase that belongs to Soulja.
Soulja, real name, DeAndre Cortez Way, 21, Dontay Lamar Bates, 27, Camron Wagner, 22, James Raymond Smith, 35, and Gregory Latimore, 56, were all charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
As he left jail Soulja told his fans who had gathered outside that he loved them and that he was innocent.
"I got love for all yall, I'm innocent," Soulja said before being driven away.
The Atlanta rapper didn't waste time getting back to work. He hit up Twitter after his release to promote his new dvd Soulja Boy: The Movie, which was released yesterday. He also thanked his fans again for their support.
"Thank you and i'm sorry. love you forever, seeing your letters and you standing outside that jail made me feel the love. my fans r the best," he wrote. "They locked my ceo up, but i'm the ceo... f*c*. I missed 10 interviews today for my new movie! to those companies i'm sorry! you can see I had a lil situation. the show must go on."
Soulja Boy was arrested early this morning for weed possession ... and law enforcement sources tell TMZ cops allegedly found a TON of weed and cash during the arrest.
The 21-year-old rapper -- real name DeAndre Cortez Way -- was popped early this morning by Temple Police Department officers in Temple, GA at 3:15 AM.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Soulja was in a car with 4 other men, which was originally pulled over for a traffic violation.
We're told ... during the stop, cops found a "substantial amount" of marijuana and cash inside the vehicle." Soulja and the 4 other men were all arrested. Soulja is still being held in Carrol County Jail.
Law enforcement sources tell us officers also found guns inside the car -- though it's unclear if any of the men had the proper licenses to be in possession of the firearms.
We're told an investigation is underway.
One source with knowledge of the situation tells us there was roughly $70,000 in cash and drugs in the car.