News: Juelz Santana Arrested In NJ Weapons & Drug Police Bust
Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011 8:36PM
Diplomats' Juelz Santana was reportedly arrested Wednesday (February 2) on multiple weapons and drug-related charges in New Jersey.
Details of what Santana is being held on landed online Wednesday evening.
Authorities today dropped additional charges on rapper/producer Juelz Santana in connection with two fully-loaded 9mm handguns, several boxes of ammunition, and 17 dime bags of pot they said they found while arresting freestyle rapper Toby M. "Hynief" Raynor last month. (Cliffview Pilot)
Additional details suggest Juelz is still currently behind bars.
Santana, 28, of Teaneck, whose real name is Laron James, was charged on Wednesday 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. Santana is also believed to be a member of the Bloods street gang, Bergen County prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. Santana was being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack on Wednesday on $125,000 bail. (North Jersey)
Santana's Skull Gang rap member Hynief was reportedly arrested on multiple drug and weapon-related charges during a bust last month.
A borough man is facing marijuana distribution charges after authorities said they found 17 plastic bags of suspected drugs in his possession in a Washington Avenue recording studio, authorities said Friday. Toby M. Raynor, 24, was arrested at the studio on Thursday, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. Raynor allegedly sold marijuana to undercover detectives from the gang division of the Prosecutor's Office on two occasions in June and July, Molinelli said. On Thursday, detectives executed a search warrant at the recording studio, known as Santana, on Washington Avenue. Along with suspected marijuana, authorities found two fully loaded 9mm handguns and several boxes of ammunition, Molinelli said. (North Jersey News)
Following the bust, Santana addressed what went down and apologized for missing a Chicago show.
"Chi-Town, what's popping, I definitely want to truly apologize," Santana told listeners in an interview with radio personalities the Hot Boyz. "There's some legal issues, I know it's been all over the Internet. Police ran up in my studio. I had to deal with that, for a couple days, just turning myself in. Doing a couple of things. I managed to miss the show in Chicago but Chi-Town, y'all already know I love y'all man. I'm gonna make it up some how some way. That's like a second home to me. I was definitely highly upset I didn't even get to come out there and do the d*mn thing. You know we f*ck with the Chi. Pardon me." (Power 92)
Check out some recent Juelz Santana footage below: