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Prodigy Clarifies Arrest

Posted By on November 7, 2003

Albert “Prodigy” Johnson has come forward to dispel media reports of his arrest he deemed inaccurate, after he was arrested in Cohoes, New York on the way to a show at the Cohoes Entertainment Complex.

“I was charged for possession of a gun and marijuana,” Johnson told AllHipHop.com. “Several news outlets reported that crack cocaine was also found in the vehicle and omitted to specify that the substance belonged to Dave St. Bernard, the driver of the van, who is not a part of the Mobb Deep entourage and works for a car service company.”

Police responded to a call about two suspicious vehicles parked on the side of the road and found two customized Ford vans.

A search of the vans turned up various small amounts of marijuana and a fully loaded .25 caliber gun tucked in one of Johnson’s boots.

David St. Bernard was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, after police found crack and powdered cocaine in a bag belonging to Bernard.

Prodigy was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana and was released the same day.

“I was released the same day of the arrest, although, according some incorrect reports, I’m still in the Albany County Jail,” Johnson clarified. “Full details of this arrest can be obtained from the Cohoes, NY authorities. I would like to let Mobb Deep fans know that I am back in the studio working on our upcoming album Amerika’s Nightmare due out this February.”

Source: All Hip Hop