New York rapper Juelz Santana is going to still have a few legal matters to deal with once he completes an upcoming 27-month prison sentence in a publicized gun conviction case. New reports claim the hip-hop veteran will have to submit to post-lockup drug tests.
According to reports, details have emerged about what Santana can expect once he’s served his bid.
We got our hands on the terms of Santana’s supervised release and he’ll have to submit to a drug test within 15 days of tasting freedom … according to the docs. He’ll also have at least 2 more drug tests to complete … the timing of those will be determined by his probation officer. No date’s been set yet for his surrender, so … enjoy the holidays, Juelz! (TMZ)
Last week, Santana appeared in a New Jersey court and received his multi-year sentence.
Passaic County rapper Juelz Santana was sentenced Wednesday to 27 months in federal prison for bringing a gun into Newark Airport earlier this year. Santana, 36, of Totowa — whose real name is Laron L. James — must serve just about all of the sentence: There’s no parole in the federal prison system. U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler also sentenced him to one year of supervised release. (Ridgewood Daily Voice)
A few months ago, Santana made headlines for getting busted at Newark Liberty International Airport.
James was arrested in March after security staff at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport found a loaded .38-caliber handgun and nonprescription Oxycodone pills in a carry-on bag containing his identification. He abandoned his luggage and left the area, but turned himself in three days later. (Pitchfork)
Back in April, Dipset member Jim Jones addressed Santana’s publicized New Jersey airport arrest and his protégé’s state of mind just days after getting released on bail.
“Juelz is doing good. I mean, we talk about the bigger scheme of things. He’s in a bad situation but his spirits are up. He was smiling. He’s glad to be back home with his family, with his kids, with his mom, his brothers. It’s nothing like being home and going through some realities in life that make you straighten up and focus at all costs. He’s in a hell of a situation but you know we always say our prayers, we hire great lawyers and we put it in God’s hands. He’ll be alright. Never want to be mad at Juelz. He piss you off sometimes – he’s got the little brother syndrome forever. Me and Cam was laughing the other night. We got like a high school mentality forever. We’re just stuck in that realm. Juelz is always like 16 to us but he’s a grown man. We gotta stop that sh*t. But overall he feels good. He understands he’s blessed to be out on bail and he’s got a chance to work again and the best thing he can do right now is get in that studio, work, get his music out and start making some money and get back reacclimated to the game and let’s do this Diplomat thing – you hear what happened but you don’t know what happened. I can just tell you that. There’s always more to it. There’s three sides to every story but that’s not my situation to talk about. I’m just happy that he’s out to make some money for his family and make some money for his lawyers and get a second chance and all that. He’ll be alright.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)