Jason Mitchell can’t keep out of trouble. After facing sexual misconduct allegations just last year, and subsequently losing his job on “The Chi”, the embattled actor is now behind bars on felony charges.
Mitchell was arrested in Mississippi on felony weapons and drug charges on Wednesday. According to several reports, the actor was booked in Harrison County Jail and is facing for FOUR felony charges — two felony charges for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, plus two more felony charges for possession of a weapon by a felon.
According to TMZ, “Jail records indicate Jason was busted with two guns, including a Glock 19 pistol and a mini Draco AK47 semi-automatic pistol.”
Police say Mitchell had two pounds of marijuana and 1,300 doses of MDMA in his GMC Yukon during a traffic stop. Cops say the weed and ecstasy was packaged in a manner consistent with a mid-level distribution operation.
The “Straight Outta Compton” star’s rep released a statement … kinda. It focuses on Jason’s new projects, and the current pandemic we’re all facing, but barely touches on the fact that Mitchell is possibly facing years behind bars…
“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 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.”