New York rapper Jim Jones is going to have to lawyer up later this month. Reports claim the hip-hop veteran has received multiple felony drug and firearm charges stemming from a June arrest in Georgia.
According to reports, Jones is scheduled to be formally arraigned on the charges this month.
The rapper’s been hit with 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance and 2 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony — so 5 felony charges total … according to new legal docs. Jones has also been charged with a 6th count of possession of marijuana, less than an ounce … which is a misdemeanor. (TMZ)
Back in late June, Jimmy explained why he wouldn’t delve into his Georgia bust.
I’ve been advised by my lawyer, I can’t talk about the case. What I can say is that, one of the things that concerned me the most was… I wanted to get home before my son woke up. So that I could speak to him before he seen it anywhere else, because my son is my partner.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Days prior, Jimmy hit up Instagram and low-key attempted to simmer down the negative press.
— SOHH (@sohh) June 22, 2018
The same day, a report claimed Jones found himself in handcuffs after cops stopped his entourage in the Peach State.
According to the Sheriff’s Dept., instead of stopping, the car accelerated and cops gave chase. During the chase, the car struck a deputy’s vehicle … and finally stopped. We’re told Jones and three others were in the car. After a search, deputies found marijuana, oxycodone, Percocet, vape cartridges, THC oil, 2 loaded pistols and cash … which Jones called “just petty cash.” One of the pistols was stolen, according to cops. Neither Jones nor his friends admitted possession of any of the items … but Jones said he had a prescription for the Oxy and Percocet pills. Jones also told cops he told the driver to pull over, but she was acting “incoherent.” (TMZ)
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