Young Thug is back in jail after failing drug test
The rapper had been on bond awaiting trial on eight felony charges, including possession and intent to distribute crystal meth, hydrocodone, and marijuana.
Young Thug is back in jail after failing a drug test on Thursday morning.
According to The Blast, the Atlanta-based rapper born Jeffery Williams failed to pass a drug test at his scheduled arraignment, and as a result, the judge revoked his probation. The arraignment stems from an arrest in September 2017, which resulted in the rapper being hit with eight felony charges, including possession and intent to distribute methamphetamine, hydrocodone, and marijuana. He was also charged with possession of amphetamine, Alprazolam, and codeine, as well as possession of a firearm.
Williams eventually turned himself in on September 11, 2017, but then was released on bond two days later on September 13. The bond posted by the judge was implicated in his booking a year, on the eve of his participation on a North American tour with J. Cole, Jaden Smith, and EarthGang. Now, following the failed drug test, the MC has been officially taken in and booked at Georgia’s DeKalb County Jail.
This past August, Williams was also arrested and charged with felony gun possession at Dave & Buster’s in Los Angeles while celebrating his 27th birthday and the release of his new album 'Slime Language'. Despite his mounting legal troubles, Young Thug has still remained productive in the studio. He dropped a Young Thug EP called 'On the RVN', featuring Elton John and Jaden Smith in September, as well as contributed to Metro Boomin’s 'Not All Heroes Wear Capes' mixtape this month. The rapper also teamed up with Juice WRLD on their collaborative project 'WRLD on Drugs', released in October. But it's also worth noting that the rapper has been teasing 'Barter 7', -- the follow-up to his hit debut commercial mixtape 'Barter 6' in 2015 -- but the project still has yet to see the light of day, and this arrest might push it back even further.