Juelz Santana’s New Jersey recording studio was raided by police on Thursday (January 20), resulting in the arrest of one of the rapper’s associates, MC Hynief.
Hynief, who is a member of Juelz’ Skull Gang group, was reportedly arrested on drug charges after a search of Juelz’ recording studio in Bergenfield, New Jersey turned up marijuana and weapons.
The Skull Gang rapper (real name: Toby M. Raynor) was taken into custody and charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance.
“Two fully loaded 9mm caliber handguns were found in the recording studio along with several boxes of ammunition,” Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Maureen Parenta said in a statement.
“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.”
Apparently, the raid was executed following a ten-month-long investigation, beginning when Hynief allegedly sold marijuana to an undercover cop on two occasions last summer, in June and July.
Hynief was held on $50,000 bail, but Juelz tweeted (@thejuelzsantana) on Saturday (January 22) that the rapper had been freed. “A! @HYNIEFSKULLGANG bailed out #whoooaaaaa,” he wrote.
Due to the arrest, Juelz missed a scheduled performance in Chicago, which he apologized for on Twitter.
At press time, when Hynief is due back in court was unknown.