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Thursday, 19 July, 2001, 09:18 GMT 10:18 UK
Wu Tang Clan rapper jailed
ODB
ODB: Arrested after police found drugs in his car
American rapper ODB, a member of rap group Wu Tang Clan, will spend between two and four years behind bars after being sentenced for drug possession.

The star, whose real name is Russell Jones, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in April.

A New York Supreme Court judge also asked state authorities to decide whether ODB needs psychiatric or substance abuse treatment.

ODB's Got Your Money
Got Your Money was a radio and chart hit
He was arrested in July 1999 when police found cocaine and marijuana in his car after he was pulled over for driving through a red light.

The rapper was later sent to a Los Angeles rehabilitation centre, but went on the run from authorities last October.

He surfaced to play a concert in November, and was tracked down by police shortly after.

As a member of the highly successful New York rap group Wu Tang Clan, Jones has sold millions of records - both with the band and on his own.

Controversy

His most recent solo single, Got Your Money, was released last year and became a radio and chart hit.

Jones, 32, is also known as Big Baby Jesus and has previously been involved in a number of controversial incidents.

Since 1987, he has been wounded in shootings and arrested on a list of charges, including drug possession, menacing security officers, illegally possessing body armour, driving with a suspended licence, shoplifting and threatening a former girlfriend.

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