Accused With Gun and Drug Possession, Rapper 21 Savage Surrenders
After accused With Gun and Drug Possession By ICE, Rapper 21 Savage surrenders.
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that 21 Savage handed himself in to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office on two charges earlier this week and was swiftly released on bond.
In connection with the original confrontation with ICE authorities in 2019, the rapper is claimed to be facing weapons and narcotics charges.
21 Savage was booked at 7:48 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday night and released on bond 12 minutes later, according to DeKalb County Jail records. Possession of a Schedule II controlled drug and possession of a firearm are the charges.
In a statement, his lawyer, Charles Kuck, said:
“Last night’s manufactured charges are yet another example of how our justice system, from ICE down to the local level, unjustly targets young Black men who seek to exercise their rights.
There is no legitimate basis for these charges nor for ICE’s continued antics, and we will fight until Mr. Joseph is justly vindicated.
We are grateful for the efforts of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office for quickly processing and releasing Mr. Joseph.
He will continue to fight for his right to seek permanent residence in the United States through the immigration court.
We look forward to the day when ICE will play fairly with all those who seek justice within our immigration system.
Mr. Joseph is a good man. A man who takes care of his family and his community, and a man who sets an example for those around him that it is possible to achieve success even when you start with less than nothing.”
Recall that on February 3, 2019, 21 Savage who was born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
At the time, an ICE spokesman said that 21 Savage was an “unlawfully present United Kingdom national” who legally entered the United States in 2005 but overstayed his nonimmigrant visa, which expired in 2006.
21 Savage was released from custody 10 days after his arrest, and later said he was “definitely targeted” by officials.