Quality Control Music artist Bankroll Freddie is among dozens of people charged in a 61-count indictment, TMZ reports.
The Arkansas native, real name Freddie Gladney III, was arrested in April 2022 on drug and weapons charges after being pulled over by police for speeding. A search of his vehicle turned up 21 pounds of marijuana, 171 grams of promethazine and an unregistered handgun.
Gladney, 28, was released on bond while awaiting trial.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Gladney was again arrested by the feds on drugs and weapon charges. His father, Freddie Gladney Jr., is among more than 45 people swept up in the drug sting according to the federal indictment.
According to the indictment, from March 2021 through Oct. 2022 the defendants allegedly conspired to distribute and possess powder cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana and that Gladney possessed an arsenal of weapons including at least three 9mm pistols, and two rifles capable of firing hundreds of rounds.
The feds allege that the Gladneys and their associates moved guns and drugs between Arkansas, Texas, California, Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Oklahoma. The arrests were the culmination of three separate federal investigations.
According to the Associated Press, a statement from the U.S. Attorneys office in Little Rock said that two FBI investigations into gang violence and drug trafficking and a separate DEA investigation uncovered methamphetamine and fentanyl being mailed from California into Arkansas and then distributed in Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Houston.
According to KAIT News, the weapons, including machine guns, cash and drugs were all seized as part of the investigation.
Gladney and his father were listed in the indictment as members of the Every Body Killas (EBK) gang.
Gladney signed to Atlanta’s Quality Control Music in 2019 after releasing his single “Drip Like This” and the “Saved By the Bales” mixtape. His From Trap to Rap album featured collabos with rappers Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, Moneybagg Yo and Young Dolph.
After signing with Motown Records in 2020, he dropped the 2021 single “Add It Up,” followed by the Megan Thee Stallion collab “Pop It” from his 2021 album Big Bank.
Gladney’s arrest is the latest take down of rappers who use the music industry to conceal their illegal activities.