Toronto rapper Partynextdoor arrested at U.S. border, charged with drug possession

Performer’s tour bus was inspected at Lewiston-Queenston and he was charged, though police say his touring schedule shouldn’t be affected.

Partynextdoor, a.k.a. Jahron Brathwaite, performs at the South by Southwest Music Festival in 2016, in Austin, Texas. (JACK PLUNKETT / JACK PLUNKETT/INVISION/AP)

Toronto rapper/singer Partynextdoor was arrested at the Canada-U.S. border and charged narcotics possession on Thursday morning.

The performer who is signed to Drake’s OVO label, is currently on tour supporting pop singer Halsey, which had a stop at the ACC on Wednesday night and one upcoming in Boston on Friday night.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, the bus the 24-year-old rapper — born Jahron A. Brathwaite — was travelling in was crossing into the U.S. via the Lewiston-Queenston bridge, near Niagara Falls, when it was stopped for a secondary inspection by U.S. Customs and Border patrol. After a search, officials called New York State Troopers to charge him with possession of Xanax and Oxycodone.