NBA YoungBoy Stranded In Jail After Prescription Drug Fraud Charges

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NBA Youngboy‘s jail stay has reportedly been extended following his recent identity fraud arrest.

According to ABC4 News, the rapper (real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden), who was apprehended by authorities last week on accusations of orchestrating a large-scale prescription fraud ring, has been scheduled for a hearing.

Utah’s First District Court has scheduled his pretrial release hearing for the morning of Monday, April 29, the outlet reports. And so, the 24-year-old has been stranded behind bars since the day of his arrest.

On Tuesday, April 16, Gaulden, who was under house arrest in Utah for unrelated charges, was arrested on a variety of charges, including pattern of unlawful activity, attempting to obtain drugs/prescriptions, identity fraud, forgery, possession of other controlled substances, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.

Jail records from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, no bail was set at the time of YoungBoy’s arrest.

The news follows closely after NBA YoungBoy caught a break in his federal gun charges.

Last month, the “Bitch Let’s Do It” rapper, indicted in 2021 for allegedly possessing two guns during a September 2020 incident in Baton Rouge, saw reprieve when the charges were suspended in March pending a Second Amendment ruling.

The incident in question, occurred during the arrest of 16 individuals on drug and firearm charges while filming a music video in an abandoned lot.

In July 2022, NBA YoungBoy walked away from charges of knowingly possessing a firearm during a California arrest, proving he can dodge more than just rhymes.

While confined to house arrest in Utah, he remained under the watchful eye of a security firm manned by military veterans. Last December, a federal judge greenlit mental health treatments but slammed the door on extra studio time, despite pleas that his record sales were taking hits from lockdown blues.

Nevertheless, he’s made the most of his time, dropping 13 albums, including collaborations with DaBaby and Quando Rondo.