Juelz Santana Sentenced To Prison For More Than 2 Years

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Right as Dipset released its first formal album in 14 years, the Harlem, New York collective has hit a serious roadblock. Today (December 19), a key member of The Diplomats was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison.

TMZ reports that the former Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records rapper born LaRon James was sentenced felony time for being convicted of possession of a firearm as a former felon, attempting to carry a weapon on an aircraft, and possession of a controlled substance.

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In March, a .38 caliber pistol and oxycodone pills were found in a carry-on bag belonging to the 36-year-old Santana at Newark International Airport. Juelz fled the scene after TSA agents made the discovery. He later turned himself in to authorities. The rapper’s alleged substance abuse battle has been a plot point on the current season of Love & Hip-Hop New York. a 28-year sentence handed to Death Row Records co-founder Suge KnightThis is the latest high-profile sentence in Rap, following .

At the top of the year, Juelz worked with Ghostface Killah on Jesse & The Wolf’s Free Love Mixtape. Last month, Dipset released Diplomatic Ties. The Set Life, LLC/EMPIRE release features The LOX and Tory Lanez. Santana has not released a solo LP since 2005’s gold-certified What The Game’s Been Missing.

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It is unclear when Santana’s sentence will begin.