NEWSFLASH! Jay Jenkins aka Young Jeezy is finally off the hook for those felony weapons charges he was facing!
[FLASHBACK: Mugshot Mania – Young Jeezy Arrested For Gun Possession… ]
The case against the platinum-selling was officially dismissed yesterday (December 11, 2014) after the prosecutor said there wasn’t enough evidence to support the case and Jeezy hit the net to share his thoughts on the dismissal.
More details + Jeezy’s response below…
Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, and five others were arrested last August after authorities served a search warrant at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine and found an AK-47.
Police were reportedly investigating the death of a man who was shot backstage at a concert Jeezy co-headlined with Wiz Khalifa days earlier at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. Jeezy and the other five, who included a tour bus driver and his wife, were never identified as suspects in the killing.
Blair Berk, Jeezy’s attorney, said she was pleased the case was dropped but said the rapper should not have been arrested or charged in the first place. (Jeezy and the others each pleaded not guilty to a single count of felony possession of an assault weapon.)
Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert C. Gannon granted the dismissal and said he would sign orders allowing Jeezy and his entourage to regain their passports and other property seized from them.
District Attorney Jones said the investigation into the shooting death of Eric Johnson, 38, is ongoing.
The rapper did not attend Thursday’s hearing but he responded online via Instagram about the dismissal, stating:
What do you think of Jeezy’s response?
Could he have been yet another victim of racial profiling?