Philly rapper Ar-Ab was convicted of running a drug trafficking ring. He turned his Original Block Hustlaz record label into a criminal enterprise.
Ar-Ab Philly native-born Abdul West was found guilty on numerous counts on Tuesday. He and his cohorts were also implicated in two murders.
West’s crew was comprised of Jamaal ‘Bionickhaz’ Blanding, Jameel ‘Melanio’ Hickson and Hans ‘No Brakes Bras’ Gadsen. Everyone was found guilty for their involvement in the enterprise.
West and his squad all stand by the fact that their OBH record label was not a drug-trafficking front but a legitimate business.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Everett R. Witherell had this to say during his closing argument; “Everyone one of them had their hustles.” “But it all ran through Mr. West.”
Before the start of the case five other members in the crew pled guilty. Three of Ar-Ab’s codefendants have been found guilty of conspiracy and distribution of crack, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.
Ar-Ab is reportedly facing a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison.
In a statement from the United States Attorney’s Office in October of 2018 Ar-Ab was indicted for running a local drug gang. He was charged with a slew of counts.
Ar-Ab’s List Of Charges
- Selling cocaine (5 kilograms)
- The sale of crack cocaine (280 grams or more)
- The sale of methamphetamine (50 grams or more)
- Selling heroin (Over 100 grams)
- Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, crack, and heroin
- Distribution of methamphetamine
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
Philly rapper Cassidy was the first to give Ar-Ab a shot in the rap game. Ar also was involved in a ‘rap beef’ with Meek Mill which has been squashed. Cash Money Records signed a deal with Ar-Ab in 2016.
Ar-Ab undoubtably lived the life he rapped about and now will have time to process his choices.
Ar-Ab Most Recent MixTape
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