Rapper known as Stitches arrested in Bay Harbor Islands on drug and weapons charges

Local rapper Stitches bonds out of jail following arrest on drugs and weapons charges.

BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, Fla. – Phillip Katsabanis, the South Florida rapper known by the name Stitches, was arrested in Bay Harbor Islands Wednesday.

The 27-year-old bonded out of jail in Miami-Dade County Thursday afternoon.

The rapper has been charged with felony cocaine possession and a misdemeanor weapons charge.

Mugshot for 27-year-old Phillip Katsabanis, a rapper known as Stitches (Miami-Dade County Corrections)

Arrest records show Katsabanis told police he saw four people inside his Bay Harbors Island business around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say he asked the people to leave multiple times and told his wife to hide in the back of the shop.

When police arrived, records show officers did not find anyone inside the business or find any signs of a break in, but what they did find was a stash of cocaine.

Officers then arrested Katsabanis.

There are several businesses that operate out of the building where Katasbanis was arrested.

While a portion of the arrest record was redacted, the section released does not indicate when or why a gun was either found with or fired by the rapper, who also faces a misdemeanor weapons charge from the same incident.


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Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.