Loon Ordered To Remain In Belgium Prison

By Allen Starbury  |  01/11/2012

LoonNew details have surfaced in former Bad Boy recording artist Loon's drug trafficking case.

Although a previous report indicated the rapper (real name: Chauncey Lamont Hawkins) was set to be extradited to the U.S. to face heroin distribution charges dating back three years ago, a new report says he will stay overseas for the time being.

Nieuwsblad.be reports that Loon has been ordered to remain behind bars in Brussels, Belgium.

His lawyer Isa Gultaslar said that a grand jury ruled that he will remain in prison for an unspecified time frame, but they plan to appeal the decision in Supreme Court.

At press time, the U.S. is yet to send documents for his extradition.

Loon was arrested in May 2011 on charges that he "knowingly and intentionally" possessed with intent to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin in North Carolina.

After he was released on bond, the rapper fled to Algeria and has been on the lamb until authorities caught up to him in Belgium in late November.

Loon's music career has been quiet in the last five years. After his Bad Boy self-titled solo debut, Loon released several independent albums, most recently 2007's Bad Boys with another former Diddy protege G-Dep, who is also incarcerated after confessing to a 1993 murder.

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