police blotter

Reggae superstar Buju Banton was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilos of cocaine, attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, and using the wires to facilitate a drug-trafficking offense. Banton was found not guilty of possession of a firearm.

Oakland-based rapper Zoe Tha Roasta was awarded a $175,000 settlement by a federal jury after the rappers aid that an Oakland police officer planted a gun on the parolee causing him to spend close to two years in jail for possessing a weapon illegally. 25 Reasons We Love “Boyz N The Hood” Zoe Tha Roasta, […]

A jury will begin deliberating today in the cocaine trial of reggae superstar Buju Banton. Banton is accused of conspiring with two men to set up a drug deal in December 2009.

New York City rapper Tru Life has been offered a plea deal in the case of the fatal stabbing of a New York City man outside his apartment building in 2009.

Ja Rule‘s sentencing in his gun case has been delayed until March.  The rapper, born Jeffrey Atkins, was scheduled to be sentenced yesterday, February 9th.

Highly influential hip-hop radio DJ Funkmaster Flex of New York’s Hot 97, was arrested today in New York after police responded to a woman’s complaint that Flex had shoved her, attempted to break her phone, and then sent her threatening messages.

Fabolous is being accused of punching a bus boy in an Atlanta restaurant and assaulting him with a glass bottle, according to a lawsuit filed in Fulton County court.  The lawsuit, filed Monday, claims that Fab, born John Jackson, and another unknown person attack Octavious Butler at a Fox Sports Grill.

Ice-T’s son, Ice Marrow, was arrested early yesterday in Van Nuys, CA. The 19-year-old was picked up by a traffic officer and arrested on an unconfirmed misdemeanor charge, reported by some outlets to be public indecency.

A member of Juelz Santana’s Skull Gang group was arrested and charged with with drug possession after a raid of the rapper’s North New Jersey recording studio, according to prosecutors. Police arrested Toby M. Raynor on Thursday (January 20th), after a 10-month undercover investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutors Office and Gang Unit.

Harlem, New York rapper G-Dep appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday (January 13th), where he pleaded not guilty to murdering a man 17-years-ago during a botched robbery in New York.