Young Thug indicted on multiple drug counts after arrest during 2017 traffic stop

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Rapper Young Thug indicted on multiple drug counts

Rapper Young Thug has been indicted on eight felony charges in which he is accused of being in possession of methamphetamine, hydrocodone and other narcotics.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that charges against the recording artist, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, stems from his arrest during a traffic stop in the Atlanta suburb of Brookhaven last year.

The rapper faces the charges along with two other co-defendants, the newspaper reported.

Prosecutors claim Williams was also in possession of marijuana and a generic form of Xanax and codeine with the intent to distribute.

He also faces charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The Journal Constitution reports Young Thug's arrests in the past have included another traffic stop in 2016, in which he was allegedly found with drugs and nearly $50,000 in cash. The 27-year-old was also arrested in 2016 on a failure to appear in court warrant. That appearance stemmed from accusations that he threatened to shoot a mall security guard the year before.

Young Thug is set to release his debut studio album this month. He is better known for his mixtape appearances.
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