The three members that make up the Migos rap group face drug and firearm charges after their concert Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse was interrupted and they were arrested.
Migos, known for its hits "Versace" and "Fight Night," was performing as part of Georgia Southern University's annual spring concert inside Hanner.
According to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson, Migos contracted with Georgia Southern to perform at Hanner and security at the event was provided by officers from the Georgia Southern Police Department, the Statesboro Police Department and deputies with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office. Members of the joint Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team also were present.
According to Anderson, upon arrival of the group and its associates in two vans at Hanner, members of the Crime Suppression Team said they detected a very potent smell of marijuana coming from those vehicles.
As Migos went inside Hanner to perform, Suppression Team investigators contacted the drivers of both vehicles. Anderson said the subsequent investigation led to the discovery of marijuana, a separate Schedule II drug and multiple firearms in the vehicles.
Anderson said these discoveries were especially concerning as the drugs and firearms were brought to a university-sponsored event where more than a thousand students were congregated. By state law, no firearms are allowed on university system campuses.
All occupants of the two vans were arrested after leaving the stage following the Migos performance, Anderson said, a total of 15 in all. They were transported to the Bulloch County Jail where they await bond review by the District Attorney's Office.
The three members of Migos - Quavious Marshall, 24, Kirschnick Ball, 20, and Kiari Cephus, 23, all of Lawrenceville, Ga., were all charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana (misdemeanor), possession of a firearm in a school safety zone and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
All three were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they remain without bond, he said.
While several others were arrested as a result of the incident, Anderson said those names would be released Monday.
Two misdemeanor arrests were made prior to the concert getting underway, Anderson said.
News reports indicate, Migos concerts have seen several incidents in the past. A news report from the New York Daily News said six people were stabbed during a concert this past March in Albany, N.Y. Also, TMZ reports a brawl broke out at a Migos concert last September in Nashville, Tenn., and multiple gunshots were fired at the Migos van in Miami in March 2014.
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