Authorities said Friday that rapper Bankroll Freddie was arrested by Arkansas State Police on federal gun and drug charges on Thursday and would be turned over to the FBI.
According to Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office online booking records, the 27-year-old Conway, Arkansas native, whose stage name is Freddie Demarus Gladney, is charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm, resisting arrest, and a felony drug charge.Embed from Getty Images
According to online records, Gladney was also charged with speeding, failure to wear a seat belt, and another drug possession charge.
Gladney was stopped for a speeding violation on Interstate 55 in Marion, about 20 miles west of Memphis, Tennessee, by Arkansas State Police around 6:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, according to state police spokesperson Bill Sadler of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
According to Sadler, troopers discovered a gun, about 21 pounds of weed, and 171 grams of promethazine in Gladney’s pickup.
According to the Democrat-Gazette, promethazine is a prescription narcotic that comes in syrup form and is often mixed with soda or alcohol to make “lean” or “purple drank.”Embed from Getty Images
Troopers discovered a gun in Gladney’s pickup truck. According to Billboard, the rapper released the single “Picking Sides” with Icewear Vezzo last week and teased that his From Trap to Rap 2 album will be published on April 22.
According to Billboard, Gladney decided to join the Quality Control team in 2019 after distributing his single “Drip Like This.” “From Trap to Rap,” his 2020 album, featured Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, Moneybagg Yo, and Young Dolph. According to the music website, he also teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion on the 2021 single “Pop It” from the “Big Bank” album.