YoungBoy Never Broke Again has been arrested in Louisiana. Online records from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office show that YoungBoy was booked on three drug-related charges. The New York Times reports that he also faces three weapons charges, including possession of a stolen firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.
According to the online records, YoungBoy, whose legal name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, is being charged with possession of Schedule I drugs, as well as the manufacturing and distribution of Schedule II and Schedule IV drugs.
Representatives for YoungBoy Never Broke Again confirmed the rapper’s arrest but offered no further comment. When reached by Pitchfork, YoungBoy’s attorney James P. Manasseh shared the following statement:
It is important to remember that when someone is arrested for a crime it does not mean they are guilty of anything.
Kentrell Gaulden is innocent of the crimes he was arrested for yesterday evening. He did not possess any firearms nor did he possess any controlled dangerous substances.
Law enforcement arrived on scene without any evidence of a crime occurring and immediately detained 15-20 young Black men solely based on an alleged tip that firearms were present on the scene. We still have the Second Amendment in the United States.
The immediate detention of these Black men was illegal in that it violated their constitutional rights. The subsequent searches conducted by law enforcement were also illegal.
Even with the illegal searches that were conducted, no firearms or controlled dangerous substances were found on Mr. Gaulden’s person or in his immediate control.
Mr. Gaulden is innocent of the charges he was booked on last night and looks forward to defending himself as such.
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