Three incidents of contraband allegedly introduced into the courthouse are inflicting delays within the jury choice course of within the trial in opposition to Atlanta rapper Young 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, based on her arrest warrant.
On Wednesday, one other defendant was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital following a separate occasion of contraband being introduced into courtroom for a 3rd consecutive day of courtroom proceedings.
Younger Thug Allegedly Handed Off Percocet Tablet In Courthouse On Video
Fulton County prosecutors additionally allege that one among Younger Thug’s co-defendants, Kahlieff Adams, handed him a prescription painkiller, referred to as Percocet, in open courtroom 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 induced the jury choice course of to be delayed.
Marijuana Hidden In Footwear, Percocet Handed To Younger Thug In Court docket, Allegedly
Final week, Fulton County Chief Decide Ural Glanville stated an unidentified particular person introduced clothes to one of many defendants with marijuana hidden within the footwear.
“At a safety checkpoint, some specific particular person tried to deliver garments for one among your shoppers,” Glanville instructed protection attorneys. ”There was contraband discovered.”
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Workplace, which handles courthouse safety, stated that courtroom companies deputies and workers members intercepted the clothes earlier than the defendant acquired it. In line with the sheriff’s workplace, no arrests have 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 courtroom.
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 acquired a bag containing garments from his shopper’s mom. Weinstein additionally instructed deputies he acquired a textual content message from the mom of Kendrick’s little one stating she had positioned a sealed envelope within the bag. Kendrick is an Atlanta rapper who performs utilizing the stage title 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 and 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 in opposition to the mom of Kendrick’s little one for a prison try with the intent to commit a selected crime.
“The rationale for the delay is that we’ve had one more occasion of alleged contraband being launched to our area. On account of that and a subsequent investigation, one among our inmates sadly needed to go to Grady hospital,” Glanville stated earlier than asserting the courtroom would go into recess for the day.
Glanville didn’t title 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 avenue gang exercise.