Young Thug was released from the DeKalb County jail Wednesday after a judge reinstated his bond.
Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, is facing charges from a 2017 traffic stop where police say he possessed methamphetamine, hydrocodone and marijuana with the intent to distribute, as well as possession of amphetamine, a generic form of Xanax and codeine. He is also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He appeared in court for a Nov. 8 arraignment and failed a drug test, according to information presented in court Wednesday.
According to the AJC.com, his attorney, Brian Steel, asked Judge Gregory Adams for a second chance and to release the rapper on the conditions he submit to frequent drug testing and undergo an outpatient drug program.
“I just want to be home with my family and be right,” he said. “This is real life … I’ve got a son 10, 11 years old … They look up to me.”
He said he hated the idea of his children seeing him in and out of jail. He wanted to set a good example.
“I’m sorry, and I won’t disobey again,” he told the judge.
Adams agreed to the release.
“Today,” he said, “you get the benefit” of the doubt.