Prosecutors say rappers Paul Wall, Baby Bash promoted 'secret smoke session' on Instagram

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash answered to drug charges after a facing a judge today.

Wall, whose real name is Paul Michael Slayton, was arrested the day before Christmas Eve at Paradise Smoke Shop in The Heights after two undercover officers paid $10 each to get into the smoke shop. Friend and fellow rapper Baby Bash, whose real name is Ronald Ray Bryant, was also arrested, as were eight others.

According to court documents, Wall was found in possession of Tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC, which is the chemical found in marijuana that makes you high.

Prosecutors said Wall and Baby Bash promoted a "secret smoke session" on their Instagram accounts inviting people to smoke marijuana with them. Prosecutors also said that police had been following activity on the Instagram account and monitoring the smoke shop for months.

"I have spoken as much as I'm going to say. The investigation is early. The DA's file is incomplete. There are things we are waiting on that the DA does not have yet," Wall's attorney Jolanda Jones said.

Baby Bash's attorney, Carl Moore, said his client didn't help organize the party.

"My client hasn't committed any crime that's being charged against him, we are planning to fight this vigorously in court," said Moore.

Wall and Baby Bash admitted to the judge that they both had marijuana and prescription drugs in their systems.

The charge is a first degree felony. If convicted, the rappers could face five to 20 years in jail.

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The wife of the smoke shop owner tells ABC13, Wall was there for a private party, collecting gifts for underprivileged kids when he was arrested.

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Houston rapper Paul Wall faces a judge today, answering to drug charges.

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