Federal Authorities to Prosecute Juelz Santana on Drug and Gun Charges

As Juelz Santana remains in custody for allegedly keeping a loaded .38-caliber pistol and oxycodone pills in a bag containing his identification while in Newark Liberty International Airport on March 9, multiple outlets are reporting federal authorities will move forward with charges against Juelz.

Juelz—real name LaRon James—allegedly fled the airport via cab after security personnel found the loaded handgun and pills, and the Associated Press reports Juelz didn’t have a prescription for the oxycodone. The TSA states that weapons can only be transported in an airport if they are “unloaded and packed inside a hard sided firearm case.”

The Diplomats member pleaded not guilty to state charges of weapons possession and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. The Essex County prosecutor and the state prosecutor dismissed the charges and deferred federal authorities.

While conviction rates can vary from state to state, the news doesn’t bode particularly well for Juelz if the case moves forward. Last May, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest possible sentences and charges against suspects. That move reversed efforts by the Obama administration to enact less harsh penalties for many, including nonviolent drug offenders.

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Post Malone: ‘I Still Only Have 1 Good Song’

Post Malone is the latest artist to be interviewed by Nardwuar. It took place in Toronto, Canada, where the pair talked about Post’s love for Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and much more.


At the 11:55 mark, Post talks about his early days in his career, and specifically performing to crowds with only a few songs to his name. In 2015, Post’s buzz grew off SoundCloud hits such as “White Iverson,” “Too Young,” “Tear$,” and “What’s Up.” But according to him, his one good song (even to this day) is “White Iverson.”

Nardwuar: Have you ever done “White Iverson” twice?

Post Malone: I sure have. I used to get a lot of shit for it. [Laughs] You gotta understand I had like three songs out. I only had one good song. I still only have one good song, but I had to do it first and I had to do it last ‘cause no one knew who the hell I was.

It is funny Post says this about his own body of work. Since “White Iverson,” he’s had multiple platinum-selling singles: “Déjà vu” with Justin Bieber, “Congratulations” with Quavo, and his new single “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage that spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

His debut album, Stoney, is certified double platinum while fans are anticipating the release of Beerbongs & Bentleys slated for sometime next year.

But you’re your own worst critic, so maybe he has a point. You can watch the full interview above.

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