The FBI reportedly arrested Quando Rondo on federal drug charges.
On Friday evening, authorities in Savannah, Georgia, pulled over the rapper, real name Tyquian Bowman, as sources tell TMZ that they arrested him without incident.
JUST IN: Quando Rondo was arrested by the FBI on federal drug charges on Friday.
He was a passenger in a car that was pulled over by Savannah police in Savannah, Ga. The rapper was taken into custody without incident. pic.twitter.com/Qu3RuTgrXg
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Rondo was sitting in the passenger seat when police approached the vehicle and reportedly took the 24-year-old straight into custody, with law enforcement officials having yet to specify his drug charges. His arrest comes just six months after a grand jury indicted Bowman and 18 others on state drug and gang-related charges.
Prosecutors suggest that Bowman broke the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act by allegedly assuming leadership in the Rollin’ 60s street gang, conspiring with others to distribute marijuana, secure hydrocodone pills, and use an illegal facility for communication among group members.
The court charged him with four counts out of the 49-count indictment and released him on a $100,000 bond.
Quando Rondo’s Ongoing Legal Issues
Just one month later, legal matters continued to plague Rondo. Prosecutors accused the “I Remember” artist of suffering an overdose that resulted in him crashing his car into another vehicle. Consequently, they requested his bond revocation.
Court documents filed by prosecutors on July 19 stated that the high-speed crash, which resulted in paramedics administering Narcan “as he was exhibiting signs of an overdose,” was enough of a reason to put him behind bars.
The document continued to read, “[Quando] was subsequently transported to [Memorial Health University Medical Center] where he became belligerent with hospital staff and ultimately had to be sedated. “As a result of this incident, the Defendant is being charged with a number of traffic offenses.”
In November, prosecutors reportedly filed a motion to ban Quando from Chatham County, GA, arguing his alleged affiliation with other gang members posed a threat to the community.
The filing came just weeks after an alleged incident occurred on September 20, which resulted in a shooting breaking out between two groups. Allegedly, Quando was present during the altercation, but Judge Tammy Stokes of the Chatham County Superior Court denied the motion.
In her ruling, she said that “preliminary investigation suggests that the defendant and/or members of his entourage were the targets of this attack. Based on the State’s case, it appears that the defendant was, in fact, the victim. Accordingly, the motion is denied.”