Thu 3 Feb 2011
Man, this really sucks. Just as the Dipset reunion album was falling into place… bam! Things seem like they’re starting to crumble. By now, we all heard about Santana’s studio being raided and his man Toby subsequently being arrested on gun and drug charges. But now, (I guess this was inevitable) the popo have come for the star of the show.
Big Homie and the RR crew got their hands on a press release from the Bergen County prosecutor’s office detailing the whole incident. As of now, Elz has been charged with four counts of gun and drug charges and was taken into police custody earlier this afternoon. His bail is set at $125k.
UPDATE: Juelz’s brother, Jermaine “Twin” James speaks with MTV News:
“We are hopeful that my Brother will be released tonight. He is just being processed through the system right now. I posted his bail earlier today. All computers are currently down at the Prosecutor’s Office.”
UPDATE #2: Juelz made bail and called into the Angie Martinez show on Hot97
More details from the press release after the jump….
“Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office
DATE: FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of Laron James aka “Juelz Santana” on four (4) counts of narcotic and weapon offenses. The arrest came about as a result of a ten (10) month joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Unit, under the direction of Chief Steven Cucciniello; the Bergenfield Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael F. Monaghan the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff Michael Saudino and the Bergen County Police Department, under the direction of Chief Uwe Malakas.
Prosecutor Molinelli states that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would like to thank the following police departments, the Bergenfield Police Department: the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, Bergen County Police Department, and the Englewood Police Department for their assistance and cooperation with this investigation.”