Laron James, better known as Juelz Santana, was arrested yesterday in New Jersey on a myriad of charges. Jim Jones cleared up with IFWT that he in fact turned himself in from an outstanding warrant, and was not actually arrested by police. He has been charged with counts of narcotic and weapon offenses. Apparently the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Unit has been investigating him for the past 10 months.
On Thursday, January 20, 2011, a search warrant was executed of Juelz’s Studio Santana’s World Inc. During the execution of the Search Warrant, two (2) fully loaded 9mm caliber handguns were found in the recording studio along with several boxes of ammunition. Additionally, seventeen (17) small clear zip-lock bags each containing a greenish brown vegetation, consistent with the appearance of Marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were seized. Santana was charged with Possession of a Firearm and a Controlled Dangerous Substance namely Marijuana, Possession of a Handgun Without Having a Permit, Possession With Intent To Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance namely Marijuana, and Possession With Intent To Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
Bail was set for Santana at $125,000 with no 10% cash option. Santana was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.