Ike Turner Jr. Reportedly Charged With Crack Possession

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News recently broke that, shortly ahead of Tina Turner‘s passing, one of her sons — Ike Turner Jr. — was caught with just under 2 grams of crack.

RELATED: Beyoncé, Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey & More Celebs Grieve Tina Turner Following Her Death At Age 83

Police Say Turner “Tried To Eat The Drugs” During A Traffic Stop In Texas

PEOPLE reported about the matter on Wednesday, and the case dates back to early May.

Specifically, the outlet notes that police pulled Turner over on May 6 in Alvin, Texas, over a busted light. However, authorities ultimately seized 1.7 grams of crack, as well as 0.7 grams of meth, during the late-night traffic stop.

According to Alvin Police Department Captain Q.T. Arendell, officers uncovered the narcotics after the 64-year-old tried to “eat the drugs” and dispose of the evidence.

“He tried to eat the drugs before the officers could seize them from him.”

PEOPLE also points out that authorities are charging Jessica Salinas-Esquivel, a passenger who was with Ike Jr. at the time, with possession of a controlled substance.

Since his arrest, authorities have reportedly held Ike Turner Jr. on a $70K bond at the Brazoria County Jail.

It’s worth pointing out that, as the matter went down in early May, it occurred merely 18 days before Tina Turner passed away in Switzerland at the age of 83.

RELATED: Tina Turner Passes Away At 83 Years Old In Switzerland Home

Ike Jr. Spoke On The Distance Between Him & Tina Turner

While Ike Turner Jr.’s arrest occurred less than three weeks ahead of his mom’s passing, he’s been candid about how the pair didn’t have the closest mother-son relationship.

During a 2018 interview with the Daily Mail, Ike Turner Jr. noted that he hadn’t spoken to Tina in nearly two decades. He also added, “I don’t think any of my brothers have talked to her in a long time either.”

“Tina raised me from the age of two. She’s the only mother I’ve ever known. But I haven’t talked to my mother since God knows when—probably around 2000. I don’t think any of my brothers have talked to her in a long time either.”

Regarding the distance between him and Tina, Ike Jr. previously said that his mother was preoccupied with her new life in Europe.

“My mother is living her life—she has a new husband, and she’s in Europe. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with the past.”


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