Ruff Ryders Co-Founder Indicted On Drug, Gun Charges

Ruff Ryders label executive, Darrin Dean (a.k.a. Dee Dean), was indicted on drug and weapons charges in New Jersey on Wednesday (August 29), stemming from an arrest in May.

According to, Darrin Dean (real name: David Jones Green) was arrested in May after Interstate Parkway police reported finding one and a half kilos of cocaine and a handgun in a van in which he was a passenger.

A Bergen County grand jury indicted Darrin Dean on Wednesday with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, as well as unlawful possession of a .45 caliber handgun.

At the time of the arrest, police said the vehicle was pulled over due to it having a broken taillight, but when they approached the vehicle, a strong marijuana scent was detected, prompting a search.

The driver, Jerry Gilbert out of Brooklyn, was also indicted on similar charges. Both Gilbert and Dean remain free on $342,500 bail, which they posted on June 1.

They are expected to be arraigned in Superior Court in Hackensack, New Jersey within the next four to six weeks.

Dean, along with his brother and sister, started the New York-based record label, Ruff Ryders, in 1989. The label is responsible for breaking both Eve and DMX.

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