Young Thug seems to have handed himself over to DeKalb County experts in Georgia after a felony warrant was issued for his arrest. Jail documents suggest that he was booked around 2:30 p.m. on September 11th on five counts of violating the state’s controlled substance act. He’s currently in custody of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
The arrest warrant was issued just yesterday, and it was reported a week ago that the Atlanta rapper was wanted on eight felony charges with the intent to distribute meth, hydrocodone, and weed. He was also charged with two counts of codeine possession and possession of amphetamine, Alprazolam (Xanax) and a firearm.
It would seem that Thugger, born Jeffery Lamar Williams, may have headed back home to Georgia when he found out about the warrant, as unhappy fans gave an account of Twitter that he was absent at J. Cole’s KODshow in Denver, Colo. the previous evening, on which he is a guest artist.
The charges come from Young Thug’s arrest over a year prior in Brookhaven, Ga. when he was pulled over for an unlawfully tinted window. Police at that point apparently found 2.5 ounces of pot, $50,000 in real money and a mixture of different drugs.
In the territory of Georgia, ownership of in excess of one ounce of cannabis conveys a required sentence of one year in prison, and up to ten years in jail, so it’s extremely conceivable that Thug could serve real time if indicted for the charges he’s currently facing.
Many are expressing their support for Young Thug, including his long-time friend and mix engineer, Alex Tumay, who wrote on his Instagram, “We see all the support for Jeff,” he said. “Free him.”
In other news, Thugger teased the features for his upcoming project, On The Run, on his own Instagram today. “While I’m down… “ON THE RVN,” he wrote.
Right now, it’s unclear when or if Young Thug will be discharged. An invalid date is set for his discharge date and no bond has been determined to the charges.