Three incidents of contraband allegedly introduced into the courthouse are inflicting delays within the jury choice course of within the trial towards Atlanta rapper Younger Thug and greater than a dozen different defendants.
AJC reported on Tuesday a defendant’s mom was arrested after allegedly bringing “tobacco merchandise” to her son in a bag of garments, in accordance with her arrest warrant.
On Wednesday, one other defendant was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital following a separate occasion of contraband being introduced into court docket for a 3rd consecutive day of court docket proceedings.
Younger Thug Allegedly Handed Off Percocet Tablet In Courthouse On Video
Fulton County prosecutors additionally allege that one in all Younger Thug’s co-defendants, Kahlieff Adams, handed him a prescription painkiller, often known as Percocet, in open court docket Wednesday — and that they’ve the surveillance footage to show it.
WSBTV obtained footage from the alleged interplay. A deputy reportedly noticed the transaction and confiscated what was later decided to be a Percocet tablet.
Hit play to see the alleged tablet pass-off involving Younger Thug and co-defendant.
All three incidents have reportedly prompted the jury choice course of to be delayed.
Marijuana Hidden In Footwear, Percocet Handed To Younger Thug In Courtroom, Allegedly
Final week, Fulton County Chief Decide Ural Glanville mentioned an unidentified individual introduced clothes to one of many defendants with marijuana hidden within the sneakers.
“At a safety checkpoint, some explicit particular person tried to deliver garments for one in all your shoppers,” Glanville instructed protection attorneys. ”There was contraband discovered.”
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Workplace, which handles courthouse safety, mentioned that court docket companies deputies and workers members intercepted the clothes earlier than the defendant obtained it. In line with the sheriff’s workplace, no arrests had been made within the incident.
Solely protection attorneys are allowed to usher in clothes for defendants to put on. Nevertheless, since jury choice, defendants have been carrying fits and gown shirts to court docket.
On Tuesday, Glanville once more notified protection attorneys after somebody allegedly tried to smuggle contraband to one of many defendants inside clothes. Glanville declined to say which defendant was concerned on the time however confirmed an arrest had been made and an investigation was underway.
In line with the affidavit Channel 2 Motion Information obtained, legal professional Doug Weinstein, who represents Deamonte Kendrick, instructed deputies he obtained a bag containing garments from his shopper’s mom. Weinstein additionally instructed deputies he obtained a textual content message from the mom of Kendrick’s baby stating she had positioned a sealed envelope within the bag. Kendrick is an Atlanta rapper who performs utilizing the stage identify Yak Gotti and is charged with a number of counts, together with homicide.
YSL Trial Defendant’s Mom Arrested, Inmate Hospitalized After Ingesting Contraband
In line with the warrant, Weinstein reportedly handed the bag to Fulton County deputies, who searched the bag and located a white envelope with tobacco wrapping paper and tobacco merchandise. Kendrick’s mom was arrested on the eighth ground of the courthouse, charged with one rely of prison try to commit a misdemeanor, and launched Wednesday on a $1,500 bond.
In line with the affidavit, Kendrick’s mom instructed deputies she didn’t know what was contained in the bag and handed it to Weinstein. A warrant was additionally issued towards the mom of Kendrick’s baby for a prison try with the intent to commit a particular crime.
“The rationale for the delay is that we’ve had one more occasion of alleged contraband being launched to our house. Because of that and a subsequent investigation, one in all our inmates sadly needed to go to Grady hospital,” Glanville mentioned earlier than saying the court docket would go into recess for the day.
Glanville didn’t identify the defendant who needed to go to Grady. Calland’s shopper is Kahlieff Adams, who’s serving a life sentence at Hays State Jail after authorities convicted him of homicide in 2019.
Authorities are charging Adams with conspiracy to violate the RICO Act, tried homicide, and two counts of participation in prison road gang exercise.