Judge Denies Juelz Santana’s Bail In Weapon-And-Drug Court Case
Juelz Santana will remain behind bars until further notice, as U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark III denied the rapper’s request for bail on weapons and drug charges.
According to NorthJersey.com, U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark III denied Juelz Santana’s bail request, forcing the Dipset rapper to remain behind bars until further notice. Clark announced the ruling Monday, stating he was not satisfied with the proposed bail package; however, the details of the package were not brought up in court.
As we’ve reported previously, Santana, whose legal name is LaRon James, fled from Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this month after TSA agents discovered a loaded gun in one of his carry-on bags. Authorities later revealed that the rapper’s luggage also contained eight oxycodone pills, which resulted in a felony charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Several days after the incident, Santana turned himself in to authorities and has since pleaded “not guilty” to the weapons-related charges. The 36-year-old artist is now facing state and federal charges, according to The Daily Voice, and “one must be dismissed before the other can proceed with prosecution.” A prior felony drug conviction has made it legally forbidden for Santana to carry a firearm, meaning the recent charges could result in prison time, possibly up to 10 years.
A court date has not been scheduled, according to Santana’s attorney Brian Neary.