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Weapons Charges Against Young Jeezy Dropped

May 17th, 2006 | By Administrator

Two counts of weapons charges against Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy were dropped after the Florida State Attorney’s Office determined there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him in connection with a Miami shooting.

The Def Jam artist (born Jay Jenkins) had been charged with two counts of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

According to police reports, Jenkins and an entourage of men allegedly associated with BMF were involved in a fight with a group of men around 5:30 a.m. on March 11.

When a person filming the altercation refused to turn over the video camera, one of the men in the crowd reportedly pulled a gun and began firing.

After fleeing the scene in separate trucks, officers stopped both vehicles and found a semiautomatic firearm under Jeezy’s seat and another gun near the armrest when they searched his SUV.

During Jeezy’s preliminary hearing, prosecutor Audrey Frank conceded that the State Attorney’s Office did not have enough evidence to proceed with the case and that the charges would be dropped.

Frank also indicated that the State would not be allowed to pursue the case against Jeezy’s assistant, Tramiel De Juan Golden, who had been charged with strong-armed robbery.