Rapper Juelz Santana pleads not guilty to weapons charges - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy
10.2°C

Rapper Juelz Santana pleads not guilty to weapons charges

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, Juelz Santana arrives at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in New York. Authorities say Juelz Santana turned himself into Port Authority Police early Monday after a gun was found in a carry-on bag containing his identification at a New York City area airport last week. He is due to appear in U.S. District Court in Newark later in the day. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
March 14, 2018 - 2:52 PM

NEWARK, N.J. - Rapper Juelz Santana has pleaded not guilty to drug and gun charges stemming from an incident at Newark Liberty International Airport last week.

Santana entered his plea in Newark on Wednesday to two state weapons charges and a drug possession charge. His next court hearing is scheduled for April 9.

Authorities say security personnel found a loaded .38-calibre handgun and oxycodone pills he didn't have a prescription for in a carry-on bag containing his identification last Friday.

They say he had fled the area, leaving two bags behind. He turned himself in on Monday.

Santana also faces federal charges stemming from the same incident and is being jailed while the case proceeds.

The 36-year-old New York City-born rapper lives in Totowa, New Jersey. His real name is LaRon James.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
The Associated Press

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile