Young Thug co-defendant charged with passing drugs to rapper in Fulton County courtroom – WSB-TV Channel 2

FULTON COUNTY, Georgia — Young Thug and a co-defendant face new charges that they conducted a hand-to-hand drug deal in court while the jury was being selected.

Judge Ural Glanville has been forced to interrupt jury selection three times due to drugs, arrests and health concerns.

Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne received a copy of a motion filed Thursday afternoon by prosecutors detailing the allegations.

Courtroom surveillance footage released on Channel 2 captured the alleged drug deal.

The video footage appears to show Kahlieff Adams slipping something into the hands of Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams. A sheriff’s deputy saw the transaction and confiscated what was later determined to be a Percocet pill.

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Keith Adams, one of Williams’ lawyers, says Williams had nothing to do with the alleged transaction.

“His side is the truth. The reality is that Mr. Williams had nothing to do with what happened in court yesterday. One of the co-defendants tried to pass something to Mr. Williams on his way to the restroom, who immediately handed it over to the deputy sheriff,” said Keith Adams.

When asked if Williams knew it was Percocet that was handed to him, Keith Adams said Williams didn’t know what it was.

“He didn’t know. We don’t know what it is, didn’t know. It was immediately turned over to a deputy,” Keith Adams explains.


The motion details the incident and says Adams walked up to Williams unattended and held out his closed right hand to the rapper. Williams then stretched out his open right hand and accepted an item that later turned out to be Percocet. Williams then closed his hand and placed it under the table where he was sitting, the motion reads.

The motion says that deputies found Percocet, marijuana, tobacco and other contraband wrapped in plastic and food condiments on Adams. He faces the following charges: possession of Schedule II controlled substances, willful obstruction of law enforcement offenses, possession of sub-ounce marijuana, inmate possession of alcoholic beverages, and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers.

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The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office says any charges against Young Thug for the incident will be taken after a full investigation.

Winne contacted Teombre Calland, a lawyer representing Adams, by text message. Calland released a statement saying:

“On behalf of Mr. Adams, these allegations are simply that: mere state statements in an effort to thwart the lengthy jury selection process. Mr. Adams adamantly maintains his innocence and looks forward to the conclusion of this process.”


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