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Chief Keef arrested near Atlanta after hotel security smells marijuana

South Side rapper Chief Keef was arrested near Atlanta this week for disorderly conduct after hotel security smelled marijuana smoke coming from his room, police said.

The disorderly conduct arrest comes two months after he was released from custody in Chicago for a probation violation.

Chief Keef, 17, was arrested Monday afternoon at the LeMeridan Hotel at 111 Perimeter Center West in Dunwoody, north of Atlanta, according to a spokesman for the Dunwoody Police Department.

Hotel security alerted police shortly before 3 p.m. about illegal drug activity at the hotel. The security told police they had noticed a smell of marijuana coming from the room. Officers arrived and spoke with Chief Keef, then arrested him for disorderly conduct for smoking marijuana, according to a police report.

Chief Keef, booked under his real name Keith Farrelle Cozart, was charged with on one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. He was released on his own recognizance from the DeKalb County Jail around 3:20 a.m. today, a spokesman said.

In March, the rapper had completed a 60-day sentence for violating his probation on a gun conviction. A judge ruled he violated his probation by firing a rifle at a gun range during an on-camera promotion for his music last summer.

Chief Keef was originally sentenced to 18 months of probation for pointing a gun at a Chicago officer and was prohibited from having any contact with a firearm while on probation.

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