Juelz Santana Arrested After Reportedly Bringing Loaded Gun to Newark Airport
Juelz Santana turned himself into police early Monday after fleeing Newark Liberty Airport on Friday when a loaded gun was discovered in his luggage, according to reports.
The 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is LaRon James, fled the airport after a firearm in his carry-on bag was detected by an X-ray at the security gate, NorthJersey.com reports. Santana then “retreated from the security checkpoint area without his belongings … in a taxi,” according to court documents obtained by the outlet, adding that he abandoned the .38-caliber handgun along with his driver’s license and two bags.
Santana turned himself into Port Authority police around 1 a.m. Monday, department spokesman Joe Pentangelo told NJ.com. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a weapon on an aircraft, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of drugs.
TMZ adds that the entertainer was also booked on an “unspecified federal warrant.”