Former drug kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross reportedly found himself in police custody last week on suspicion of having money connected to narcotics in California.
According to reports, Ross had more than $100,000 in his possession when cops detained him.
A law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times that Ross was carrying more than $100,000. Ross, who authorities say was a major player in the crack trade in South Los Angeles in the 1990s, was also arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit a crime, according to a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office arrest log. He is no longer in custody, according to Sonoma County sheriff’s jail records. (Los Angeles Times)
Ross made a name for himself in 20 years ago in the drug game and upon his release in 2009 talked about his life at public events.
He controlled thousands of employees and earned more than $600 million before getting convicted in 1996 for selling cocaine to a police informant. After his release in 2009, he went on speaking tours detailing his drug dealing days, and told his story in the 2014 memoir “Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography” and the 2015 documentary “Freeway: Crack in the System.” (NY Daily News)
In an interview on New York radio station’s “The Breakfast Club” last year, rap star Rick Ross flatly admitted he had no interest in working with Freeway.
“Nah, ain’t nothing to come together about. He do him. Ain’t nothing [to mend]. Bang! That’s what busters do. Everybody do that,” Ross said in the interview. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, throw your lawsuit on the grass and leave it there. At the end of the day, what else could it be? If you was who you said you was, you would have got out and we could have talked about that. We could have done that off the rip, we talk about a lot of books – it don’t mention the 40 people he testifed on and sent them to life. I don’t hear nothing. … You testified. You told. Yeah, yeah, yeah, they play the ‘g’ role but you know, 3-0-5, M-I-yayo – you see these types of things and keep on moving.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
In 2014, Freeway revealed he would suit back up and take a legal suit against Ross to the nation’s highest court.
“Absolutely! We are headed to the Supreme Court right now! I was so thrilled with my lawyers when they called me. They are fighting Universal and Warner Bros. which are two of the biggest corporations in the country,” Freeway revealed in an interview. “When we went to court they had about 15 lawyers and I had 1 lawyer. Universal and Warner Bros are standing behind this guy 100, and my lawyer called me and told me “What you think?” I was like “I want to fight on” and she said “I do too!” (“Murder Master Music Show”)