Afroman's Home in Ohio Raided by Police

Stephen Andrews
05 Sep 2022

Local law enforcement forcibly entered the singer's residence in Ohio only to find a vape pen, a few roaches, and a small stash of CBD. At the time of the raid, Afrojack reportedly was in Chicago. He was informed of what happened at his home by neighbors. The raid took place on August 21 by the Adams County Sheriff's Office, the rapper shared on social media.

The legendary rapper, aged 48 and best known for his all-time pothead anthem, Because I Got High took to social media to blast the police. "While I'm out here working and paying taxes, the Adams county sheriff's department is at my house, kicking my door and stealing my money," he declared. 

Afroman later shared several videos of his security camera showing law enforcement searching various parts of his Ohio home. "This is supposed to be a drug and narcotic warrant I had to pay technical people top dollar to install my camera system there's no drugs or guns in my computer screen. These are burglars hoodlums breaking into the houses of law-abiding taxpaying citizens destroying property," he wrote on Instagram on August 29. 

The police allegedly looked for drugs during the raid, but nothing significant came up from the search. "They took, like, some roaches, and a vape pen, and a jar of CBD. I think they thought I had like hundreds and thousands of pounds or something like that," Afroman said in a statement.

He added: "They didn't have to run up my driveway with AR-15s and all kind of assault weapons. I would have gladly just given that to them." 

The American-born rapper also said he has footage of cops taking cash out of the pockets of his clothing. He also insisted that he did not know why law enforcement went into his property like that. 

However, on September 1, a local news channel reporting on the incident claimed that the search warrant listed "possession of drugs, drug trafficking, and kidnapping." 

Afroman, legally known as Joseph Edgar Foreman, is now required to show up for a statement.

The Buckeye State legalized medical cannabis in 2016, but it has no regulation on recreational use. A vote on whether Ohio should allow recreational use of marijuana will likely take place in 2023.

If nothing else, the recent incident helped Afroman gain thousands of new followers on social media. His TikTok post on the raid also went viral, having harvested more than half a million likes by the time of writing this article. 

Stephen Andrews