Tina Turner’s son Ike Jr. was arrested for crack possession weeks before her death and ‘tried to eat the drugs before officers could seize them’
Ike Jr., 64, was taken into custody May 6 in Alvin, Texas, in connection with crack cocaine possession and tampering with evidence, police told People Wednesday.
‘He tried to eat the drugs before the officers could seize them from him,’ Capt. Q.T. Arendell of the Alvin Police Department told the outlet.
Ike Jr. has not posted the $70,000 bail following his arrest, police told the outlet, and remains in custody at the Brazoria County Detention Center in Angleton, Texas.
A passenger in the vehicle with Ike Jr., Jessica Salinas-Esquivel, was also charged in the incident with meth possession, police said, according to the outlet.
The latest: Ike Turner Jr., the son of the late Tina and Ike Turner, was arrested last month in Texas on multiple drug charges, less than three weeks before his famed mother’s death at 83. Pictured with his late father Ike Turner in 2007 in LA
The arrest occurred less than three weeks before his mother Tina Turner’s death at 83 May 24. Pictured in 2008
His mother Tina died at her Switzerland home May 24 at 83 after battling multiple ailments. Ike Jr. was adopted by Tina Turner after Ike Turner welcomed him with ex-wife Lorraine Taylor.
According to authorities, in the May 6 incident, Ike Jr. was initially pulled over at 12:09 a.m. in a white 2013 Ford Fusion over an equipment violation, meaning a broken headlight or taillight.
Upon searching the car, police saw Ike Jr. trying to eat the drugs that were present – 1.7 grams of crack cocaine and .7 grams of methamphetamine.
Ike Jr. also had an unrelated outstanding arrest warrant ahead of the incident, police said.
Like his parents, he has also had a career in music, as a member of the tribute band The Love Thang Band, alongside vocalist Sweet Randi Love.
He also earned a Grammy working with his late father Ike Turner on the 2006 album Risin’ With The Blues, which prevailed in the category for Best Traditional Blues Album.
Ike Jr. has also been involved with his mother’s musical endeavors, but said his late father – notorious for his well-chronicled past involving domestic violence toward Tina – assaulted him over the gig.
‘When my mother and father separated, he did not want me working with her – and he beat me in the head with a nickel-plated .45 pistol,’ Ike Jr. told DailyMail.com in an August 2018 interview.
He also earned a Grammy working with his late father Ike Turner on the 2006 album Risin’ With The Blues, which prevailed in the category for Best Traditional Blues Album