Grand jury declines to indict Paul Wall, Baby Bash on drug charges

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Paul Wall and Baby Bash have been no-billed by a Harris County grand jury on Tuesday.
The jury indicted five people on drug charges for their alleged roles in a Dec. 2016 incident and declined to indict five others, including the two rap artists.

Wall, whose real name is Paul Michael Slayton, was arrested the day before Christmas Eve at Paradise Smoke Shop in The Heights after two undercover officers paid $10 each to get into the smoke shop. Friend and fellow rapper Baby Bash, whose real name is Ronald Ray Bryant, was also arrested, as were eight others.

These charges do not involve the Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program, which was enacted March 1 by the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

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This program offers persons who meet certain criteria the option to avoid being charged and prosecuted for misdemeanor amounts of marijuana if they successfully complete a rehabilitative program on decision making.

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Those indicted by grand jurors include: Luis Amaya, Delgario Ramirez, Christopher Williams, Thomas Wissing and Paige Cooper.

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Paul Wall speaks after a grand jury declined to indict him.

A "no bill" issued by the grand jury means that grand jurors did not find sufficient evidence for charges to continue toward a trial.

Those no-billed were Homer Villareal, John Sanchez, Alfred Diller, Slayton and Bryant.

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