Reggae artist Denroy Morgan was arrested after police discovered 350 pounds of marijuana with a street value of up to $350,000 in a Bronx building.
The 66-year-old Jamaican-born singer was arrested after he was spotted leaving a building with what appeared to be a brick of weed by a narcotics officer who was in the area a different job.
When he was pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt, officers detected the smell of marijuana coming from the car and upon investigation 25 pounds were found in the trunk.
A second man was later arrested in connection with the drug bust.
Wayne Savvy, 46, was spotted leaving the same building with a 16-pound bundle of marijuana.
Police then pulled him over for also failing to wear his seatbelt. When they searched the building the men had come from, they found more than 310 pounds of marijuana, which is estimated to have a street value between $140,000 to $350,000.
Morgan, who is best known for his 1982 single I’ll Do Anything for You, and Savvy were charged with criminal possession of marijuana.
The reggae star, who immigrated to New York from Jamaica at the age of 19, was held on $8,000 bond.
According to the New York Daily News, he is the father of 30 children, including five who in 1994 formed the popular reggae band Morgan Heritage.