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.

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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.

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