NBA YoungBoy accused of skipping mandatory drug tests, court records show rapper got dental work done instead
NBA YoungBoy 'started out' complying with the mandatory calls, but failed to complete the other required tasks, as per a representative for the corrections service responsible for Gaulden’s case
NBA YoungBoy's trouble with the law continues as he makes headlines following his dramatic arrest on March 22. YoungBoy now stands accused of skipping required drug tests. The rapper, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was taken into custody on March 22 by the FBI and LAPD on an outstanding arrest warrant. After a car chase, the rapper fled on foot and was tracked down by a K-9 police dog.
According to reports, the outstanding warrant stemmed from a previous September 2020 incident in which 16 people were busted in a Baton Rouge parking lot on multiple drugs and weapons charges. Baton Rouge Police detectives and FBI agents received tips from an anonymous source that a group of people was brandishing guns at an abandoned lot in the 3800 block of Chippewa Street. After conducting a vehicle search, BRPD officers wound up seizing handguns, rifles, drugs, $47,000 in cash, multiple pieces of jewelry and a $300,000 check made out to NBA YoungBoy.
According to WAFB 9News, Louisiana court documents allege that Gaulden has not been attending mandatory drug tests, issued as a bond condition for his September arrest. The documents state that Gaulden has been ordered to participate in daily curfew calls, random drug screenings and monthly office visits. NBA YoungBoy "started out" complying with the mandatory calls, but failed to complete the other required tasks, as per a representative for the corrections service responsible for Gaulden’s case who spoke with the judge.
Additionally, the representative said that the rapper was a no show to his last scheduled appointment in January because of dental work in New York in the court records. Gaulden did not reschedule that appointment despite a requirement to do so, according to the records. Such allegations could play out in court sometime this month when a judge hears a request from Gaulden’s attorney to have the bond conditions dismissed.
Gaulden's attorney has firmly maintained that his client isn't guilty of any crimes. "They arrested several people and there was no indication that he had any guns or drugs on him at the time of the arrest," the attorney said, adding "I ultimately believe he will be found innocent in all of this."