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Young Thug Reportedly Turns Himself In After Being Hit With 8 Felony Drug Charges
A warrant for the rapper’s arrest was issued this week.
Young Thug has reportedly turned himself into police after being hit with eight gun- and drug-related charges.
According to DeKalb County’s online jail search, the rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was taken into custody Tuesday at around 2:30 p.m. and was charged with five counts of violating Georgia’s controlled substance act. According to Rolling Stone, the rapper turned himself in. Online records do not list a bond amount and do not indicate when he will be released.
Young Thug’s arrest comes just one day after authorities issued a warrant for his arrest in the state of Georgia. TMZ reports that a grand jury warrant was issued in DeKalb County on Monday, hitting the rapper with eight felonies: possession and intent to distribute meth, hydrocodone, and weed, possession of amphetamine and Alprazolam, two counts of possession of codeine, and one count of possession of a firearm.
According to Billboard, the 27-year-old’s charges stem from a September 2017 arrest, when he was found with a number of different drugs and a gun in his vehicle after police pulled him over in Brookhaven, Georgia for having tinted windows.
Young Thug was scheduled to perform as a guest at J. Cole’s KOD concert in Denver, Colorado on Sept. 10, but reportedly did not show, XXL reports, with the most popular theory being that he departed early to face his charges in Georgia.
The most recent posts on the rapper’s social media accounts are related to his upcoming album, “On The Run,” with the latest — and only — post on Young Thug’s Instagram account being published Tuesday. The handwritten doodle features the name of his upcoming album and suggests collaborations with Elton John, Jaden Smith, T-Shyne, and 6Lack, labeling them as “judge,” “prosecutor,” “co-defendant,” and “DA,” respectively, possibly alluding to the rapper’s current troubles with the law.
“While I’m down... ‘ON THE RVN,’” the caption reads.
[Photo: Young Thug performs at Bumbershoot at Seattle Center on September 1, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. By Suzi Pratt/WireImage via Getty Images]