Rapper Juelz Santana Arrested in Federal Custody

Rapper Juelz Santana Arrested and Jailed

Rapper Juelz Santana was arrested on Monday when he got busted attempting to carry a handgun aboard a plane leaving from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Read on for more details on the fate rapper Juelz Santana

After his arrest, a magistrate judge ruled that rapper Juelz Santana will remain in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing on charges.

CelebNMusic247.com received word that Laron James, better known as rapper Juelz Santana was taken into custody by Port Authority police detectives. While appearing in front of Magistrate Judge Joseph Dickson, Juelz confirmed that he understood his rights, replying to the judge saying, “Yes, sir.”

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What will happen to Rapper Juelz Santana:

NJ.com reports:

What alerted the FBI task force is that Juelz had been waiting to board a flight from Newark to San Francisco on Friday. The red flag alert came when security personnel discovered a .38-caliber derringer pistol in his carry-on bag, Santana left the airport without his belongings or identification.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Desiree Latzer said the U.S. Attorney’s Office was seeking pre-trial detention Juelz, since he has a prior conviction for drug distribution from 2013.

In addition to attempting to bring a firearm on board an aircraft, Latzer said, James is charged with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

James aka Juelz retained private criminal defense attorney Brian Neary, who was unable to appear in court Monday afternoon.

The “There It Go (The Whistle Song)” MC’s attorney told NJ:

“We’re gathering his information as quickly as possible to ask the judge to release Mr. James as we wait to review and defend the charges.”

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Juelz will remain behind bars until his next hearing at for 2 p.m. on March 26.