NBA Youngboy granted $100k bond in drug and fraud trial
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NBA Youngboy granted $100k bond in drug and fraud trial

Baton Rouge emcee NBA Youngboy has been granted a $1000,000 bond by a Utah judge in his drug and fraud court case. The 24-year-old musician, real name Kentrell Gaulden, was arrested last month in Utah after an investigation into alleged fraudulent practices.

According to an affidavit acquired by Fox News, Gaulden was running an operation which sees “A suspect call in a prescription, claiming the identity of a real doctor and using a fraudulent patient name and birthday, all for Promethazine with Codeine.”

It continues, “Sometime after the prescriptions are called in, they are filled and picked up by [YoungBoy and/or people referred to as ‘Known Associates’ 1 and 2].” Gaulden recently had to stand in front of a judge on May 9th who set Gaulden’s bond at what he thought was an appropriate sum of $100,000. 

When the investigation finished, Gaulden was charged with 63 counts relating to alleged identity fraud, forgery, obtaining a prescription under false pretences, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a pattern of unlawful activity and possession of a controlled substance.

The investigation took place while the Louisiana lyricist was under house arrest in Salt Lake City. His initial arrest occurred in 2021 after he got caught in illegal possession of a firearm in his hometown of Baton Rouge. 

This is not Gaulden’s first brush with the law since achieving fame. In 2017, he was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and, during the filming of a 2020 music video in his hometown, was caught with two guns.

Although not initially charged, he was arrested in Los Angeles after a brief investigation. Coincidentally, the LAPD had found a weapon in his car around the same period. In 2022, YoungBoy was acquitted on those charges but is still awaiting trial in Louisiana over the original indictments.