Twenty year-old Juice WRLD has seemingly been the target for law enforcement in various cities in recent times prior to his death last weekend, including an NYC bust last year. Now, his friends think cops were merely profiling a young, rich black man who likes to fly on private jets.
Close sources to Juice say the run-ins with police are more than suspicious, and the fact that the feds happened to show up at multiple airports where he and/or his private jet were searched is enough for Juice’s inner circle to believe this might well have something to do with race and financial status.
According to law enforcement sources, Juice was arrested in 2018 at NYC’s La Guardia Airport after officers responded to a call for “prohibited items” found inside his checked luggage. The items included a small amount of marijuana and bottles of codeine cough syrup.
He was initially charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance — however he eventually pled to a much lesser, non-criminal offense, as TMZ reports. The case has since been sealed. Juice WRLD was also searched at LAX the same year, after signing a reported $3 million deal with Interscope.
The search in Chicago prior to his death did result in a hefty pick-up for police, as they found 70 pounds of marijuana, three firearms and bottles of codeine cough syrup. According to TMZ’s sources, he was planning to have a massive birthday party in Chicago and the weed was brought for the occasion. Juice WRLD allegedly swallowed several Percocet once he became aware of the pending search.