Juelz Santana will remain behind bars until further notice. According to NorthJersey.com, U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark, III, denied the rapper’s request for bail on weapons and drug charges. Clark announced the ruling Monday, stating he was not satisfied with the proposed bail package; however, the details of the package were not brought up in court.
Santana, whose legal name is LaRon James, fled from Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this month after TSA agents discovered a loaded gun in one his carry-on bags. Authorities later revealed that the rapper’s the luggage also contained eight oxycodone pills, which resulted in a felony charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Several days after the incident, Santana turned himself in to authorities and has since pleaded “not guilty” to the weapons-related charges. The Daily Voice reports the 36-year-old artist is now facing state and federal charges, "one of which must be dismissed before the other can proceed with prosecution."
Due to a prior felony drug conviction, Santana is legally forbidden from carrying a firearm, meaning the recent charges could result in prison time.
Though earlier reports stated Santana would be back in court for an April 9 hearing, his attorney Brian Neary told NorthJersey.com another court date has not been scheduled.