Looks like the Dipset reunion album may be put on hold because it sounds like the Bergen County prosecutor has a Jones for Laron James…
The rapper Juelz Santana, whose single “There It Go (The Whistle Song)” reached the Billboard Top 10 in 2003, was arrested Tuesday on multiple drug and weapons charges after a 10-month investigation, authorities said.
A search warrant executed last month at Santana’s Washington Avenue recording studio turned up two fully-loaded 9mm handguns and 17 bags of suspected marijuana, said John L. Molinelli, the Bergen County prosecutor.
Santana, 28, of Teaneck, whose real name is Laron James, was charged on Wednesday with possession of a firearm and a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a handgun without having a permit, possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, and possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school zone.
Santana was being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack on Wednesday on $125,000 bail.
The raid, which Molinelli said was initiated by the prosecutor’s office’s gang unit, also netted two Santana associates last week. One of them, Toby M. Raynor, who raps under the name Hynief, had allegedly sold drugs to undercover prosecutor’s office agents over the summer.
Molinelli described the studio as a well-established gang operation.
“These guys are the real deal,” he said, adding that Santana is believed to be a member of the Bloods street gang.
Its funny to us how these cops and prosecutors get off on locking up rappers. The tone they use when talking about making an arrest of an MC is so…satisfied. Should only be a matter of time before we see “Free Santana” t-shirts popping up around New York, Juelz Dip-Dip, Santana Set-Set…