Rapper BIG HUTCH was sent to jail yesterday (28JUL04) after being indicted on drug charges.

Hutch, real name GREGORY HUTCHINSON, was indicted for conspiracy to traffic 1,000 pounds of marijuana in a case pursued by agents of America's DRUG ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION, according to his publicist.

Hutchinson says in a statement, "I was driving, and federal marshals pulled me over, and picked me up.

"They told me I had been indicted for drug trafficking."

Hutchinson also offers advice to others who might find themselves in a similar situation, adding, "If you are with one or more individuals, and you ever suspect something unusual is going on, just jump up and say, 'I don't know what is going on here, but I have an important appointment,' and leave immediately."

Hutchinson's publicist says she expects the rapper to be out of jail within a year.

29/07/2004 02:39