Young Thug accused of getting drugs from fellow defendant inside Fulton County courtroom
Young Thug and a co-defendant face new allegations that they conducted a melee drug deal in the courtroom during jury selection.
Judge Ural Glanville was forced to suspend jury selection three times over drugs, arrests and health issues.
Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne obtained a copy of a motion filed by prosecutors on Thursday afternoon detailing the allegations.
Courtroom surveillance footage shown on Channel 2 captured the alleged drug dealing.
Video footage appears to show Kahlieff Adams slipping something into the hands of Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams. A deputy spotted the transaction and confiscated what was later determined to be a Percocet pill.
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Keith Adams, one of Williams’ attorneys, said Williams had nothing to do with the alleged transaction.
“His side is the truth. The reality is that Mr. Williams had nothing to do with what happened in the courtroom yesterday. One of the co-defendants en route to the toilet attempted to pass something to Mr Williams, who immediately handed it to the deputy,’ Keith Adams said.
When asked if Williams knew it was Percocet being given to him, Keith Adams replied that Williams did not know what it was.
“He didn’t know. We don’t know what it is, we didn’t know. He was handed over to a deputy immediately,” Keith Adams explained.
The motion detailed the incident, saying Kahlieff Adams walked unattended towards Williams and extended her closed right hand to the rapper. Williams then held out his open right hand and accepted an item that later turned out to be Percocet. Williams then closed his hand and placed it under the table where he was sitting, the motion states.
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The motion says deputies found Percocet, marijuana, tobacco and other contraband products wrapped in plastic and food seasonings on Kahlieff Adams.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office says any charging decision for the incident will be made after a thorough investigation.
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Via text, Winne contacted Teombre Calland, an attorney representing Kahlieff Adams. Calland released a statement which read:
“On behalf of Mr. Adams, these allegations are just that: mere statements made by the state in an attempt to thwart the lengthy jury selection process. Mr. Adams categorically maintains his innocence and looks forward to the conclusion of this trial.
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