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Young Thug hit with new felony charges, including possession of a machine gun


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Young Thug has been hit with some new charges from Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. 

According to ABC affiliate WSB, the rapper, whose birth name is Jeffrey Williams, is facing “a new gang charge, new drug charges, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a machine gun.”

The new indictment, per the outlet, stems from arrests that were made on March 17 and May 9 and involves Young Thug and four other defendants. 

On May 10, Williams, 30, was among 28 individuals — including fellow Atlanta rapper Gunna, born Sergio Kitchens — included in a 56-count grand jury indictment. The counts include conspiracy to violate the RICO Act, murder, armed robbery, and participation in criminal street gang activity. A few days later, Young Thug was also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of firearm during commission of a felony.

At the time of the indictment, Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, told WSB, “Mr. Williams committed no crime whatsoever and we will fight to my last drop of blood to clear him.”

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