Weeks after jury selection began in the trial of rapper Young Thug, who faces gang-related charges in RICO’s indictment, a judge languished in a months-long trial with 14 defendants. We are investigating a large jury pool about. Occasionally – most recently on drug and contraband smuggling allegations in court.
In court filings obtained by ABC News, prosecutors implicated Young Thug (real name Geoffrey Williams) and co-defendant Carlef Adams in a “direct drug deal” in court on Jan. 18. accused as The ongoing jury selection process and facing gang-related charges in a comprehensive RICO indictment in Fulton County, Georgia, have led to trial delays.
Young Thug’s attorney says the rapper was ‘surprised’ when an accomplice approached him in court and handed him an ‘object’ that prosecutors claimed was Percocet pills, a prescription pain reliever said.
Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steele, told ABC News in a statement on Monday, “Mr Williams was not knowingly, knowingly, or intentionally involved in the ‘drug trade’.
In a motion filed Monday, Steele refuted the prosecution’s allegations that Young Thug’s actions led to a trial delay, and this characterization by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office criticized the public and jurors against the rapper. He claimed it was an attempt to create prejudice.
“The state’s allegations are riddled with factual inaccuracies, misrepresentations, and are aimed at putting defendant Jeffrey Williams in a bad light in the eyes of the media and the public, and with the clear potential to poison jurors. It appears to have been filed only for the pool,” Young Thug’s legal team claimed in a motion obtained by ABC News.
In a complaint filed Jan. 19, prosecutors accused Young Thug of trying to “cover up” the Percocet pill. handshake.
Courtroom security video of the incident, obtained by Atlanta-based ABC affiliate WSB-TV, appears to show Adams unattended, rising from his chair, approaching Williams, and holding something in his hand. Moments later, Young Thug appeared to hand over the object to the guard and approached both defendants.
“Sheriff’s office officials immediately approached Williams and demanded that he release the contraband in his possession before reaching under the table,” prosecutors said in January, obtained by ABC News. said in a motion on the 19th.
Prosecutors also claimed that the case led to more contraband being found in court after Adams was searched.
Adams “refused to be searched” and was found “with percocet, marijuana, tobacco and other contraband wrapped in plastic and containing seasonings to give it a marijuana smell.” [disappear]according to court documents obtained by ABC News.
Adams’ attorney, Theombre Calland, said in a statement to ABC News on Tuesday that the allegations against her client were “just a statement made by the state to stop the jury selection process from prolonging.”
“Mr Adams has adamantly pleaded not guilty and looks forward to the outcome of this trial,” she added.
After the incident, Adams was transferred to Grady Hospital in Atlanta because he “appeared to have ingested other contraband” to “hide them.”
Asked about the circumstances surrounding Adams’ hospitalization, Curland claimed that Adams was “transferred to Grady Hospital and then released after repeated tastings by Fulton County officials.”
ABC News has reached out to the court and the DA’s office for further comment.
According to WSB-TV, Adams faces multiple charges related to the incident, and the Fulton County DA office is investigating the matter.
Steele confirmed to ABC News on Tuesday that Young Thug has not been charged with the incident.
Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug, whose case has drawn national attention, is one of 28 people named in the indictment for Atlanta-based Young Slime Life. (YSL). He has been indicted on a total of eight counts and has pleaded not guilty.
“Mr. Williams has committed no crime,” Steele told ABC News.
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