Bobby Shmurda Arrested In NYC, Under Investigation For Street Violence & Drug Trafficking Connections
Bobby Shmurda, a Brooklyn-based rapper, was arrested Wednesday in New York City as part of an ongoing investigation into street violence and drug trafficking in his native borough of the city.
Bobby Shmurda Arrested
Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, was taken into custody shortly after leaving a recording studio in Midtown Manhattan near Radio City Music Hall Wednesday, reported Time. His indictment on gun and drug charges will be made public on Thursday, according to Kati Cornell, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. Further details on the specific charges Shmurda is facing have yet to be revealed.
“These arrests were the result of a long-term investigation,” Cornell told Wondering Sound. “My office has a sealed indictment against a number of individuals. The investigation did involve a number of violent incidents as well as narcotics trafficking.”
Among those other individuals is fellow up-and-coming Brooklyn rapper Rowdy Rebel, who was born Chad Marshal.
Shmurda was previously arrested back in June on a felony gun charge and again in October for a misdemeanor marijuana charge. Despite his legal setbacks, he’s managed to put out a pair of tracks that’ve broken into the Hot 100 – “Hot N—A” (which popularized the Shmoney dance) and “Bobby B—h.” His debut EP Shmurda She Wrote was released last month, and his full-length debut is slated for a 2015 release.
“My music is straight facts,” Pollard recently told New York Magazine. “There are a lot of gangsters in my ‘hood.'”