Yungeen Ace Arrested During Traffic Stop, Police Find 7 Firearms in Vehicle

The Florida rapper was arrested on Monday in Jacksonville Beach and accused of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Jacksonville rapper Yungeen Ace reportedly remained in jail on Tuesday morning after being arrested on Monday on a gun possession charge.

According to multiple reports, Ace, born Keyanta Bullard, 26, was pulled over around 8:30 p.m. in Jacksonville Beach before being arrested and booked into Duval County jail. At the time of the traffic stop, Bullard's driver failed to yield at a four-way stop. When police searched the vehicle, seven loaded firearms were found. In total, six people were in the car, with the officer noted the driver and passenger were documented gang members.

While the vehicle was a rental, its driver, Malquis Warthen, 24, was arrested for driving while his license was invalid.

Of the seven firearms, officers said that Bullard had “constructive possession” of three handguns, including one semi-automatic gun that was loaded with armor-piercing ammunition.

Innmate search records show Bullard is charged with possession of firearm, weapon, or ammunition by convicted Florida felon.

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The "Who I Smoke" artist, who now lives in Houston, left his hometown after frequent run-ins with the police, which he spoke about in a 2021 interview on radio station 93.7 The Beat, per First Coast News.

"The police won't let me," he said about returning to Jacksonville. "They don't want me coming out there doing shows."

"I want to do a bike giveaway, but the police won't let me," he continued. "I can go through someone to do it ... but I want to do it. I want them [children] to see me. I want to hand out notebooks, bikes, turkeys... They won't let me."

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In 2018, Bullard was shot eight times during a confrontation by rival gang members in Jacksonville, per News 4 Jax.

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