Wu-Tang Clan affiliate, rapper Shyheim Franklin, 35, is currently in jail after being arrested last week on felony charges. The story surfaced today (April 23rd) that authorities raided the home of Franklin, who rose to fame as a teen rapper in the early 1990s. The police discovered a gun and drugs during the 6:00 a. m. raid this weekend after a warrant had been issued to search Franklin’s apartment.
Rap star Beanie Sigel was arrested following a traffic stop early Wednesday morning on Interstate 95 in Delaware County.
It was around 3:15 a.m. when Pennsylvania State Troopers noticed a tan Ford Fusion following another vehicle too closely and swerving out of its lane of travel.
The Troopers pulled the Ford over and approached the vehicle. The driver, identified as Gerald Andrews of Philadelphia, was ordered out of the vehicle and a routine check for weapons revealed several prescription bottles and a small amount of marijuana in his possession.
Troopers then focused their attention to the passenger, identified as Dwight E Grant, also known as famous Philadelphia rapper “Beanie Sigel.” Police searched Grant and found approximately $4,650 cash, a bottle of codeine syrup with a scratched off label, and several prescription pills wrapped in plastic bags located in a cigarette pack.
Both men were detained, and during a search of the vehicle Troopers found a firearm located in the center console. Andrews and Grant are both convicted felons and not allowed to possess a firearm.
Andrews and Grant were transported to Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Media to be processed and arraigned.
38-year-old Dwight Grant, of Lansdale, was due to report to prison on September 12, 2012 after being sentenced on tax evasion charges last month.
Back in August of 2011 Grant pleaded guilty to charges, which alleged that the rapper earned in excess of $1 million between 2003 and 2005, on which he failed to pay approximately $348,077 in federal income taxes. He also is accused of failing to file income tax returns from 1999 through 2002.
According to prosecutors, between 1999 and 2005, Grant earned more than $2.2 million in income, on which he paid only $10,000 in tax. The IRS says Grant still owes a total of $728,536 in taxes for those years.
In addition to the prison term, Grant was ordered to pay all taxes, penalties, and interest on the back taxes, but to date he has allegedly failed to do so.
(Squeeze) Ty and his friends are in a squeeze: surrounded by violence, drugs, and no opportunities, is there any way out?
Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they’re called “the PG-13 crew.” They’re 14, decent kids with few skills who’ve bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus and Tommy, menace them, and when the PG-13s fight back and rob one of the gang, Marcus and Tommy vow to kill them. They seek protection from Derick, a drug dealer, who agrees to help if they’ll sell drugs. Meanwhile, Ty is recruited to work at a community center by J.J., its quiet leader. Ty and his friends are in a squeeze: surrounded by violence, drugs, and no opportunities, is there any way out?
A disgraceful Pennsylvania mother of two is accused of getting her teenage daughter hooked on drugs, including heroin, crack cocaine, prescriptiondrugs, and marijuana. Police say that Brandi Baumgardner, 38, of Beaver Springs, has injected her daughter over 200 times with heroin and has prostituted out her daughter in exchange for drugs.
According to The Daily Item, the girl told police that her mother began giving her marijuana at 12 years old, and by the time she reached her current age of 14, she began using harder drugs like crack cocaine and heroin. She said her mother would shoot her up when she was “too sick” to do it herself, and police estimate that the mother had shot up her daughter with drugs over 200 times!
The daughter told authorities that her mother would sometimes take her to the hospital with a fake illness to get prescription drugs.
The 14-year-old confessed that she and her mother would share Fentanyl patches. Fentanyl is a prescription pain killer that is 100 times more powerfulthan morphine.”
VICE’s Ryan Duffy went to Colombia to check out a strange and powerful drug called Scopolamine, also known as “The Devil’s Breath.” It’s a substance so intense that it renders a person incapable of exercising free will. The first few days in the country were a harrowing montage of freaked-out dealers and unimaginable horror stories about Scopolamine. After meeting only a few people with firsthand experience, the story took a far darker turn than we ever could have imagined.