PINELLAS PARK - A 27-year-old St. Petersburg rapper who reportedly inspired James Franco's drug dealing character Alien in the Spring Breakers film was arrested Friday on real-life drug charges.
Russell Allen Curry, who goes by the rap moniker Dangeruss, was one of three men busted in a targeted narcotics sting by the Pinellas Park Police Department.
In September, the police started getting information that several residents at Lauren Manor Apartment, located at 7450 35 th Street N, were selling a high volume of narcotics. Several agencies joined forces to investigate the matter. On Friday, police went to the apartment and arrested three people for narcotic related offenses.
Curry, who made a cameo appearance in the movie Spring Breakers, was charged with two counts Sale of Marijuana and 1 count of Possession of Marijuana.
"The arrest of Curry is another example that the fantasy portrayed by the movie industry is an exaggeration as Curry is just another low level drug dealer," according to the Pinellas Park Police rep.
"Curry is not a role model that anyone should be looking up to."
The two other men arrested were 28-year-old Corey Devonshire and 42-year-old Jimmy Jones.
Devonshire was charged with one count Principal to Sale of Marijuana, one count of Possession of Marijuana, one count of unlawful use of a two way communications device . He is also on federal probation for trafficking in firearms. Jones was charged with two counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count of Unlawful Use of a two way communications device.
The investigation continues as there are several more people who have not been found.