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Sheriff Gets Shady With Eminem


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Sheriff Gets Shady With Eminem

Some Florida cops owe Eminem an apology.

That's because the rapper was, until earlier today (11/12), listed on the Monroe County Sheriff's Office web site as having been arrested for possession of 250 rocks of crack cocaine and a marijuana stash.

The bust of "Eminem Marshall Mathers," which supposedly occurred on December 26, 2000 in Key West, never happened, according to red-faced cops. After TSG asked about the rapper's purported drug-dealing arrest, Deputy Becky Herrin acknowledged that the sheriff's office had published erroneous information on its web site, but was unable to say whether the bogus report "happened during training or if it was someone goofing off."

Herrin said the posting was "inappropriate. We apologize for that. We're looking into how it happened. And we'll discuss it with the responsible party if they're still here." Herrin added that details of Eminem's supposed drug arrest have "probably" been on the Monroe County web site for about two years (but that information was removed this morning following our inquiries).

For posterity's sake, TSG made these screen grabs from the sheriff's web site before it was scrubbed. Along with the Eminem bust, Monroe County cops also had to delete information of the phony arrests of Mr. Gay and Ms. Coffee. (1 page)