Albert “Prodigy” Johnson of popular rap group Mobb Deep, was arrested in upstate New York on Saturday and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana.
Police were allegedly responding to calls about to suspicious vehicles on Remsen Street in Cohoes, New York near the state capital of Albany.
Police encountered two Ford vans they say were “customized” and found various amounts of marijuana. A driver of one the vans, David St. Bernard, 46, was charged with felony charges for possession of a controlled substance.
Police said that they found crack and powdered cocaine which they said was found in a bag belonging to St. Bernard. Johnson allegedly had a fully loaded .25 caliber handgun, hidden away in one of his boots.
Seven other men travelling in the vans were also arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and released without bail.
The group was on the way to perform at the Cohoes Entertainment Complex.
Source: All Hip Hop