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Rapper Juelz Santana will remain in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing on charges he attempted to carry a handgun aboard a plane leaving from Newark Liberty International Airport, a magistrate judge ruled Monday.

Santana, a Totowa resident whose legal name is Laron James, appeared in court wearing a black long-sleeve T-shirt and sweatpants Monday afternoon, just hours after he was taken into custody by Port Authority police detectives.

When Magistrate Judge Joseph Dickson asked James if he understood his rights, the rapper replied only, “Yes, sir.”

via NJ.com


Juelz Santana is a wanted man after he fled Newark Liberty International Airport after a firearm was discovered by TSA officials. The Dipset rapper is now on the run and the Port Authority are hoping to bring him in for questioning.

TMZ reports:

Rapper Juelz Santana clearly had something to hide Friday when he tried going through security screening at Newark Liberty International Airport … with a gun.

The rapper/actor was hoping to breeze through the checkpoint when the screener saw the firearm in the x-ray tunnel … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Apparently Santana knew what was up, and he booked it, fleeing the airport.


As expected, Santana’s name is a trending topic on Twitter and folks are having a field day. Check out some of the responses at HipHopWired.