Rapper Young Thug’s attorney says his client had “nothing to do with” a YSL co-defendant distributing drugs in court on Thursday.
Courtroom video shows co-defendant Kahlieff Adams — who is currently serving a life sentence for murder — handing Williams a Percocet pill in full view of deputies in the Fulton County Courthouse.
Young Thug, real name Jeffery Williams, is on trial for RICO gang violations as leader of the Young Slime Life (YSL) street gang.
In an interview with WSB-TV, lawyer Keith Adams was adamant that Williams had no idea what he was being given.
“The reality is, Mr. Williams has nothing to do with what went on in the courtroom yesterday. One of the co-defendants, on his way to the restroom, attempted to pass something to Mr. Williams who immediately turned it over to the deputy.”
He continued: “We don’t know what [the item] is. Did not know what it was. Turned it over to the deputy right away. The deputies took action. The individual who had the contraband – not Mr. Williams – was taken into the back, where I’m told he ingested whatever he had. He had to be taken to the hospital, and as a result, court was terminated for the rest of the day.”
— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) January 20, 2023
Jury selection for the YSL trial is expected to take five weeks. 600 witnesses will be called to testify. The trial could last most of 2023.
In related news, the mother of a rapper charged in the YSL case was arrested Tuesday after deputies said she attempted to sneak rolling papers and tobacco products to her son, aspiring rapper Yak Gotti in a Fulton County courtroom.
Latasha Kendrick, 51, was booked into the Fulton County Jail on one count of criminal attempt to commit a misdemeanor. She blamed Yak Gotti’s baby mama for her poor judgment.
YSL rapper Yak Gotti's mother has a new worry, besides her son's alleged role in the label's RICO case — cops say she tried to smuggle a pick-me-up to him in the Fulton County courthouse. https://t.co/Orhzt2A2ji
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 19, 2023