By Sandra Rose  | 

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Fulton County Jail

Rapper Young Thug is facing new RICO charges involving a machine gun, drugs and gang activity.

The Fulton County District Attorney's Office filed new charges in Fulton Superior Court on Friday, August 5.

The new indictment charges Young Thug with possessing a Glock handgun equipped with a switch that converts it into a machine gun capable of firing 100 rounds of ammunition in less than 30 seconds.

Young Thug, real name Jeffery Williams, was arrested in May and charged with conspiracy to violate Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

26 alleged gang members affiliated with Young Thug's Young Slime Life (YSL) street gang were also arrested. Rapper Gunna turned himself in and is facing a single RICO charge.

The co-conspirators were employees of Young Stoner Life Records, Thugga's record label based in Atlanta.

They have all been jailed without bond since their arrests.

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Fulton County Sheriff

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' office told WSB-TV the new indictment includes all 28 defendants and focuses on criminal activities committed by YSL, which was founded by Young Thug and two others.

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Willis called Young Thug's YSL "a hybrid gang that operates here in Atlanta and it's an affiliate of the Bloods gang."

She said the gang was responsible for 80% of the violent crimes and murders in the Atlanta area.