Young Thug Arrested On Felony Drug Charges In Georgia

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Young Thug turned himself into the Dekalb County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday (September 11).  The "Pick Up The Phone" rapper was charged with five felony violations of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act. 

Thug's surrender to police came after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest on Monday (September 10). He reportedly caught wind of the news while headed to perform at J. Cole's "KOD Tour" stop in Denver.  He was a no-show at the Monday concert.

As previously reported, the "Anybody" rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was charged with several felonies stemming from a 2017 arrest earlier this month. The charges are all related to the rapper’s arrest in Georgia last September. Authorities allegedly found YT and two other men in a car with drugs and nearly $50,000 in cash, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported at the time. 

According to the police report, cops pulled over a 2016 Mercedes Benz Maybach after suspecting that its tint was too dark. They then searched the vehicle and YT and another passenger were arrested. He was charged for possession and intent to distribute hydrocodone, meth, and marijuana, and he was hit with two counts of codeine possession, Xanax, amphetamine. Thug also reportedly had an illegal firearm on him.

It's unclear when or if Thug will be released from jail.

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While I’m down... “ON THE RVN”

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Before his arrest on Tuesday, Thug teased his upcoming project on Instagram.  "While I’m down... 'ON THE RVN,'" he captioned a photo of a notepad that had Jaden Smith, 6lack, Elton John, T-Shyne's names written on it. 

YT released his latest project, Slime Language, last month. While many assumed the project was an album, the rapper's representative told Fader that Slime Language is a "compilation project. Not a Young Thug album, EP, or mixtape."

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