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ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 01: Actor Jason Mitchell speaks during a screening and Q&A for 'The Chi' on Day 1 of the SCAD aTVfest 2018 on February 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Former The Chi star Jason Mitchell was arrested on Wednesday (Apr. 22), in Mississippi on felony weapons and drug charges, as TMZ reported. Mitchell was booked at Harrison County Jail and the actor is facing four felony charges, according to digital records.

Mitchell, who also portrayed Eazy-E in NWA’s highly lauded biopic Straight Outta Compton, faces two felony charges for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, in addition to two more felony charges for possession of a weapon by a felon. According to jail records, Mitchell was caught with two guns, including a Glock 19 pistol as well as a mini Draco AK47 semi-automatic pistol. This story is currently developing.

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