FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Young Thug and one of his co-defendants face fresh allegations that they traded drugs hand-to-hand in the courtroom while jury selection was taking place.
Judge Ural Glanville was forced to suspend jury selection three times over drugs, arrests and a health crisis.
Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne received a copy of an application filed by prosecutors Thursday afternoon detailing the allegations.
Courtroom surveillance footage released on Channel 2 captured the alleged drug deal.
Footage appears to show Kahlieff Adams slipping something into the hands of Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams. A lawmaker discovered the transaction and confiscated what was later determined to be the Percocet pill.
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Keith Adams, one of Williams’ attorneys, says Williams had nothing to do with the alleged transaction.
“His side is the truth. The reality is that Mr. Williams had nothing to do with what went on in the courtroom yesterday. One of the co-defendants tried to pass something to Mr. Williams on his way to the toilet, who immediately handed it to the deputy,” Keith Adams said.
When asked if Williams knew Percocet was handed to him, Keith Adams said Williams didn’t know what it was.
“He didn’t know. We don’t know what it is, didn’t know. It was immediately turned over to a deputy,” explained Keith Adams.
The motion detailed the incident and said Kahlieff Adams walked up to Williams unattended and held out his closed right hand to the rapper. Williams then extended his open right hand and accepted what was later revealed to be a Percocet. Williams then closed his hand and placed it under the table he was sitting at, the motion said.
The motion also said MPs found percocet, marijuana, tobacco and other plastic-wrapped contraband and spices for food at Kahlieff Adams.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office says any charge decision regarding the incident will be made after a full investigation.
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Winne texted Teombre Calland, an attorney representing Kahlieff Adams. Calland released a statement that read:
“On behalf of Mr. Adams, these allegations are just that: mere declarations by the state to thwart the lengthy nature of the jury selection process. Mr. Adams has steadfastly maintained his innocence and looks forward to the conclusion of this trial.”
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