According to NBC affiliate 11Alive, Ralo—legal name Terrell Davis—was charged with two counts of conspiracy to distribute marijuana after authorities raided his private plane at the Peachtree-Dekalb Airport. An affidavit states the case stems from an incident in December 2017, when investigators tracked Ralo and his entourage after they returned to Georgia on a chartered flight. Agents claim they witnessed the rapper and other individuals transfer 37 packages wrapped in holiday-themed paper from the aircraft to a van registered to Ralo.
The document states the artist drove away in a separate vehicle; the driver of the van containing the packages was pulled over for driving without his lights on. Authorities searched the vehicle and found more than 500 pounds of weed with a street value of over $1 million. The driver and passengers were all taken into custody.
Shortly after the arrest, Ralo hit up Instagram with a message that read: “I’ve lost more than an man have gained in a lifetime... Have you ever lost ah million dollars at one time???”
Fast-forward to this past weekend, when investigators received a tip that Ralo—the alleged leader of a gang called Famerica—was allegedly conducting another drug run. Agents raided the plane shortly after it landed, and discovered 444 pounds of marijuana worth about $800,000. Ralo and eight other passengers were arrested.
“It’s an ongoing investigation so I can’t comment beyond what’s on the complaint,” U.S. District Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak told WSB-TV. “We have several individuals who were arrested based on state charges but, as you know, that there’s a federal complaint filed so we’ll be seeking additional evidence.”
WSB-TV reports officers also raided Ralo’s apartment in south Atlanta on Wednesday; however, the details of the raid have not been revealed. According to several outlets, the rapper was still behind bars as of Thursday.