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Feds Set to Prosecute Juelz Santana on Drug and Gun Charges

Harlem native and Dipset representative Juelz Santana has found himself in an unfortunate situation. It has been reported that the rapper is now facing federal charges stemming from ditching his luggage containing a gun and drugs at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this month.

Juelz initially faced state charges but those charges were dropped as a sign of deference to the feds who are set to prosecute the rapper. He pleaded not guilty to gun and drug charges levied against him but remains in jail until pending hearings.

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Juelz Santana Arrested After Bringing Loaded Gun to Airport

Juelz Santana was arrested on drug and weapon charges Monday, two days after the rapper fled a Newark airport after TSA discovered a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.

Santana surrendered to police following the incident. The Dipset rapper faces unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance as well as an unspecified federal warrant, TMZ reports.

NJ.com added that Santana was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft, even though the rapper didn’t pass the security checkpoint.

The rapper was scheduled to board a flight from Newark to San Francisco Friday night when, after leaving two bags and identification at a security checkpoint, he “paced the area nervously and requested that several individuals screen his bag expeditiously because he was going to miss his flight,” the criminal complaint said.

Juelz Santana was arrested on drug and weapon charges Monday, two days after the rapper fled a Newark airport after TSA discovered a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.

 

Upon checking the bags, TSA found a loaded Derringer 38-caliber handgun as well as the still-unspecified controlled substance. Santana then fled the airport, hailed a cab and remained on the lam until Port Authority Police arrested him early Monday morning.

As a convicted felon – in 2011, a raid on the rapper’s New Jersey studio yielded two loaded handguns and 17 bags of marijuana – the “possession of a firearm by a convicted felon” charge alone carries a possible 10-year sentence.

Kevin Gates to be Released from Prison??

It looks like the legal weight which has been sitting on Kevin Gates is about to lift. According to TMZ, the New Orleans rapper will be getting out on parole next Wednesday, January 10.

Kevin Gates Offered Plea Deal

Gates, real name Kevin Jerome Gilyard, got in trouble back in 2015 after he allegedly kicked a fan who grabbed onto his shorts during a concert. The Lakeland, Florida police department filed a criminal complaint against Gates, charging him with simple battery.

The Islah spitter was sentenced to six months behind bars and ended up serving five for the assault charge. The day he was to become a free man, a separate weapons-related charge from Illinois popped up, sending Gates back in. He’s currently serving time at the East Moline Correctional Center, where he pleaded guilty to being in possession of a firearm as a felon during a 2013 arrest.

Kevin Gates to be Released from Prison??

According to TMZ, a source at the Illinois Department of Correction says Gates will be released next Wednesday, after serving out a nine-month sentence. The source, named Lindsey Hess, says Gates is being released on parole. Conditions include mandatory supervision and no possession of firearms.

Gates’ debut studio album, Islah, peaked at the number two spot on the Billboard 200.

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Kevin Gates Sentenced to 30 Months

Kevin Jerome Gilyard, 31, known by his stage name of Kevin Gates, of Baton Rouge, La., pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with a 2013 arrest, according to court records. Police records show Gilyard originally was arrested on an unlawful possession of a handgun charge about 8:10 p.m. Oct. 29, 2013, in the 7200 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

Kevin Gates Sentenced 180 Days in Jail

Bridgeview Branch Court Judge Neil Linehan gave Gilyard credit for 34 days already spent in jail in the case, according to court records.

Gilyard at least twice had warrants issued for his arrest in the case, once in 2013 when he failed to show up in court, and once in December 2016, according to court records. He was back in custody at the end of March, according to court records, and had been held by authorities since.

Kevin Gates Sentenced to 30 Months

Gilyard, as Gates, broke onto the scene in 2013 with “The Luca Brasi Story” after a series of mixtapes that depicted the gritty side of his life. The critically lauded effort also brought the rapper into the major label sphere. He signed to Atlantic Records, and released “Stranger Than Fiction” shortly thereafter, the release that began his stint as a Billboard chart fixture.

Rapper Kevin Gates Found Guilty

Gates’ style couples rap and R&B-style singing, while hewing to the bleak, autobiographical style that he has said came from the “pain” of his life. His only studio album, the platinum-selling “Isiah” released in January 2016, reached No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200.

SOURCE: CT

Kodak Black Extradited to South Carolina

Kodak Black was released from jail in Florida and extradited to South Carolina, where he is set to begin a trial for sexual battery.

New Details on Kodak Black's Arrest

Kodak Black has been released from the St. Lucie County jail, though he isn’t yet a free man, reports the Sun Sentinel. Instead, he has been extradited to South Carolina and placed in the custody of the state’s deputies, as he now faces a sexual battery charge stemming from an alleged incident in Florence, SC in early February.

Kodak’s name, Dieuson Octave, can be found on the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s release report, which states that the young emcee was released on Monday (Nov. 28) at 3:13 PM ET. “It does say that has been turned over to South Carolina via the Florence County Sheriff’s Office,” says Bryan Beaty, head of the Public Office of Information at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, in response to an inquiry about Kodak’s release.

Kodak Black Extradited to South Carolina

Kodak was arrested in April after being involved in a high-speed police chase. He was released on bail the next day, though he was sent back to jail a month later due to outstanding warrants from 2015. In August, a judge decided to place Kodak on house arrest, after being convinced — in part by the lawyers of Atlantic Records — to forego a potentially lengthy jail sentence, due to the promise of his music career. Right before his scheduled release, though, two more warrants were discovered — a misdemeanor drug charge in St. Lucie County as well as the aforementioned sex charge in South Carolina.

After pleading no contest to the drug charge, he has now served his misdemeanor sentence in St. Lucie County. He now must remain in South Carolina, where he will presumably begin his sexual battery trial.

Kodak Black Extradited to South Carolina

Kodak’s lawyers seem to be pleased with their client’s transfer to South Carolina. “We are firmly convinced that he will be vindicated in that charge and shortly be set free,” said attorney Gary Kollin, based in Fort Lauderdale. “He’s looking forward to getting to South Carolina so he can go on with his life and career.”

As of now, the details of Kodak’s confinement in South Carolina are unclear, though his team is confident that he is one step closer to achieving his freedom.

SOURCE: HNHH

KODAK BLACK TRANSFERRED TO SOUTH CAROLINA

Kodak Black just cant catch a break! The talented Florida rapper was supposed to get out of Jail last week, but with some many pending charges the judge changed his mind.

Kodak Black Not Getting Release, 2 Active Warrants Found

Now its only getting worse. Kodak’s camp told us he is being sent to South Carolina jail now because he is being charged sexual assault by some under age girls. Lets pray for Kodak! This is the 13th thing he has been charged with this year!

SOURCE: HHO

Dennis Rodman’s Freeway Chaos

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was driving the wrong way on a California freeway when he caused a crash on [July 20.]

Dennis Rodman Drove Wrong Way on Freeway, Crashes, & Flees Scene

Rodman fled the scene after the accident, according to TMZ. He is now being investigated for the hit-and-run. Witnesses told authorities that he was driving a white SUV that crashed on the 5 Freeway around 12:30 A.M. Investigators are now saying Rodman was driving northbound while in the southbound carpool lane. A BMW driving in the opposite direction swerved to avoid Rodman’s truck and ended up hitting the center divider. TMZ reported that Rodman was at a Karaoke bar before the crash. It is possible that he was under the influence at the time. CHP investigators are recommending that Orange Country prosecutors press charges against Rodman

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