Hit making producer Southside from 808 Mafia was arrested in the Miami area on Sunday, authorities said.
Joshua Howard Luellen, 32, who is known as Southside, was pulled over Sunday afternoon while driving a black Mercedes-Benz SUV near the Aventura Mall. Police said the vehicle had a heavily tinted windshield, obstructing the officer from seeing inside the SUV. The producer was pulled over and asked if he had any weapons inside the vehicle.
Southside reportedly told the officer that he had a Georgia driver’s license but didn’t have it with him at the time, and a records check showed his Florida license had been suspended since May 2019.
Southside admitted to having a gun on the floor board near his feet and there was another gun that was found lying on the floor board behind the front passenger seat. Authorities said that both guns were fully loaded with rounds. He did present a concealed weapons permit card, but a records check showed it had been suspended for unknown reasons.
“I advised Joshua that he was in violation of his CCW permit by having the firearms within reach and not secured in the glove box or encased in a box inside the vehicle,” the officer wrote in the report. Southside was arrested and booked into jail before being released on $5,500 bond.
Last week, the producer said that he will be retiring from making music after the next 808 Mafia album.