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Young Thug charged with seven more felonies

The new charges are separate to the RICO indictment

  • Aneesa Ahmed | Image: Frank Schwichtenberg
  • 12 May 2022
Young Thug charged with seven more felonies

Young Thug has been charged with a further seven felonies, including possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute and possession of unidentified illegal guns.

He was charged on Wednesday (May 11), days after being named in a sweeping indictment of accused gang members in Atlanta.

According to WSB-TV in Atlanta, the latest accusations stem from the discovery of items in Young Thug's (real name Jeffery Lamar Williams) residence after his arrest on Monday.

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Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a Schedule III, IV, or V controlled substance with intent to distribute are two of the charges.

Other charges include possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a sawed-off shotgun, sawed-off rifle, machine gun, hazardous weapon, or silencer.

The latest accusations are in addition to the rapper's previous allegations of unlawful gang activities and conspiracy to break the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

According to Billboard, there has been no public publication of a new charging document, and nothing is known about the charges themselves.

Prosecutors said Young Thug, Gunna, and 26 others were members of an allegedly violent criminal street gang known as Young Slime Life (YSL) in the initial 88-page indictment released Monday.

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These alleged gang members were charged with several offences which included murder, carjacking, armed robbery, drug dealing and possession of illegal firearms.

Young Thug and Gunna are both facing charges of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act as part of the grand jury indictment of Young Thug's YSL collective.

The seven felonies that Young Thug has now been charged with are separate from the RICO indictment.

Williams' lawyer, Steel, maintained his innocence in court on Wednesday (May 11), stating he does not believe the rapper is "responsible for any form of crime," NME writes, citing an 11Alive article. At the hearing, Williams was refused bond.

Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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