Juelz Santana Arrested On Drug and Weapons Charges


Juelz Santana was arrested yesterday (February 2nd) just weeks after cops raided his New Jersey studio and found marijuana and weapons. According to Allhiphop.com, Bergen County Prosecutor’s office public information officer Maureen Parenta said in a statement that Juelz, born Laron James, was picked up on four counts of narcotic and weapon offenses following a 10-month-long investigation. According to the authorities, Juelz is an alleged member of the Bloods street gang and when officials raided his NJ studio Santana’s World on Jan 20th, they reportedly found two fully loaded handguns, drug paraphernalia and 17 Ziploc bags containing “a greenish brown vegetation, consistent with the appearance of Marijuana.”

Juelz has been charged with possession of a firearm and a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a handgun without having a permit, possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, and possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school zone. The MC’s bail was set at $125,000, and Juelz was taken into custody. Juelz’s arrest comes just weeks after his Skull Gang associate Hynief, born Toby M. Raynor, was jailed immediately after the January raid. Police claim he allegedly distributed marijuana to an undercover cop twice last summer, and he was later released after being held on $50,000 bail. Juelz’s brother and manager Jermaine “Twin” James told the site in a statement, “We are hopeful that my Brother will be released tonight. He is just being processed through the system right now. I posted his bail earlier today. All computers are currently down at the Prosecutor’s Office.”