In East Baton Rouge Parish, NBA YoungBoy was arrested on drug charges.
Police were called to an abandoned property in response to reports of a large group of individuals brandishing firearms and filming a video.
When officers arrived to the scene, three people ducked behind vehicles and fled the lot. Those who fled were later apprehended about a block away from the scene.
Officers were given permission to search three of the seven vehicles at the scene and found three grams of marijuana and one dose of Hydrocodone in a clear bag, several handguns, rifles, including an AK-47, digital scales, and Xanax. Another seven firearms were found in the grass nearby, including one stolen out of Texas and the marijuana was packaged for distribution. NBA YoungBoy, was carrying more than $47,000.
Youngboy's attorney, Jimmy Manasseh said,
"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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