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Young Thug charged with seven new felonies after raid on home

The Atlanta rapper was arrested Monday as part of a RICO case against the Young Stoner Life crew.

May 11, 2022
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Young Thug was arrested Monday night as part of an indictment of 28 alleged members and associates of the Young Stoner Life crew. The rapper, whose legal name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, initially faced two felony charges — conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) and participation in criminal street gang activity — each of which can carry up to a 20-year prison sentence in Georgia. He is currently in jail awaiting his first court hearing, and today, he has been charged with seven more felonies, online documents reviewed by The FADER confirm. The additional charges are the result of a raid on his home in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, WSB-TV's Michael Seiden reports.

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The new charges against Williams are as follows: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; possession of a Schedule III, IV, or V controlled substance with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; possession of a sawed-off shotgun, sawed-off rifle, machine gun, dangerous weapon, or silencer; and three counts of being employed or associating with a criminal street gang to conduct or participate in criminal gang activity through the commission of a crime.

The FADER has reached out to Young Thug's attorney Brian Steele for comment.

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Young Thug charged with seven new felonies after raid on home