Memphis rapper NLE Choppa arrested

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — A popular Memphis rapper is in police custody in Florida.

NLE Choppa, whose real name is Bryson Potts, was arrested Sunday after police said he and two other men were caught during a burglary attempt.

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According to an affidavit from Broward County, a dispatcher who worked at a tow yard watched on a live feed as two cars pulled up to the business.

Two men wearing black masks jumped over the fence and searched the property, records said.

The two men were identified as Potts and Zyrion Matlock.

Police said Potts was looking for a watch in a car that was towed during an unrelated incident.

When officers arrived at the towing yard, Potts, Matlock, and Thony Coleman were still sitting in their car in the parking lot of the business, the arrest affidavit said.

As the three men exited the car, police found that they were sitting on top of a Glock 27 and an AK-47 Draco pistol in an attempt to hide the weapons, court records said.

None of them admitted to ownership of the guns.

Police also found a purple and yellow backpack that had seven grams of marijuana and three and a half Xanax pills inside.

The rapper did admit that the bag was his, the arrest record said.

Potts was charged with Burglary, Possession of a Firearm without Permit, Possession of Xanax and Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams.