The Chi star Jason Mitchell was reportedly arrested on weapons and drug charges in Mississippi on Wednesday. He’s reportedly charged with four felonies, including two felony charges for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and another two felony charges for possession of a weapon by a felon.
A representative for the actor told TMZ, “Jason is at home with his family right now, working on an amazing new project. News stories move fast and oftentimes without all of the facts. This misunderstanding will be resolved shortly. We trust that the court systems [sic] blind justice will protect Jason’s rights and allow him to tell his story. During the Pandemic it’s best we focus on the importance of our Nation growing back to our full capacity.”
The actor made headlines last year when he was fired from The Chi and several other projects due to workplace misconduct allegations.
The Shade Room first reported this news.
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