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Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren denied any wrongdoing after her husband was arrested on drug trafficking charges Wednesday.

Timothy Granison, 43, was arrested during a raid of the couple's Rochester home as part of a months long drug trafficking sting.

Troopers sealed off the block around the mayor's home as police carried boxes and bags of evidence out of the home.

Seven others were also arrested and agents seized 2 kg of cocaine worth $60,000, three firearm, a rifle and $100,000 in cash.

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Granison pleaded not guilty on Wednesday and was released without bail pending his next court hearing, the Dailymail.com reports.

Granison is no stranger to law enforcement. In 1997, when he was 17, he was arrested for his role in a jewelry store robbery. He was placed on probation for five years.

New York State Police Major Barry Chase said he hoped to interview the mayor as part of the investigation. However, the mayor's office is not responding to their calls.

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In a press conference on Thursday, a somber Mayor Warren insisted she has "done nothing wrong" and she lashed out at police for the "highly suspicious" timing of her husband's arrest.

The mayor insisted she and Granison have been separated "for many years," but they are roommates who still live in the home that was raided.

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The former couple share a 10-year-old daughter, Taylor, who was at home alone when state police took the front door off its hinges during the raid.

Warren, a Democrat, was indicted for campaign fraud last October. She is currently in the middle of a reelection campaign for a third term as mayor.

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Gucci Mane's artist Ralo is heading back to jail after a judge revoked his bond for using an Apple Watch to arrange drug deals while behind bars.

Ralo, real name Terrell Davis, was arrested in 2018 and charged with illegal possession of a firearm and intent to distribute marijuana with a street value of $1 million.

A judge denied Ralo's bond in 2018 when the feds presented evidence that he was still running his drug empire from his prison cell, according to 11 Alive News.

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In July, Ralo was granted $250,000 bond, but a judge revoked his bond after the government presented evidence that he used an Apple watch to arrange drug deals from his jail cell.

According to the affidavit, Ralo and his co-conspirators continued to engage in illegal drug activity while he was incarcerated at Dayton Detention Center in April 2019.

The evidence shows Ralo "refused to abide the conditions of his confinement by obtaining and possessing the contraband watch."

The court noted that Ralo communicated with Antoinette Potts, the mother of his three children, to further his drug activity while behind bars.

Law officials obtained two handwritten documents seized from a purse that belongs to Potts. The notes explained in code where to locate "certain assets (including money), directed her how to spend or collect money, and instructed her as to the distribution of controlled substances."

One note told Potts to "save up every dollar you receive from grandma" and "keep count of all the kids at dad house an grandma house so you can know how much you got at all times (sic)."

The notes suggest the use of the code word "kids" as well as "cups," "half," "grams," "8 balls" and "all." There was also a list of prices under the name "kidz."

Ralo signed to Gucci Mane's 1017 record imprint and his own Famerica Records. His single, "Can't Lie" featuring rapper Future, was released in 2015.

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The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said one of its deputies did not plant drugs on a Black suspect after a viral video sparked outrage on social media this week.

The video allegedly showed a sheriff's deputy planting evidence on a suspect during an arrest in Bridge City on Monday, March 16.

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The video went viral after rapper Tip "T.I." Harris posted the clip on his Instagram page and told his 12 million followers:

"The Jefferson Parish PD planting crack on this Man... You should all be ashamed of yourselves,fired,& indicted!!! Listen to the pig at the end talking about "Your Phone Is Evidence!!!" Yeah you right... the evidence we need against YOU!!! Fuckin Dork!!!"

The video was viewed over 3 million times, leading to calls of police misconduct and threats of rioting.

But after an internal investigation, the JPSO determined the white baggie was indeed taken from the suspect's pocket, according to Nola.com.

During a press conference on Tuesday night, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said his department found no wrongdoing.

"The drugs that were on the scene were previously confiscated from the suspect's pocket before that video started to play," Lopinto said.

Lopinto thanked the suspect, Dominique Griffin, 26, of Bridge City, who admitted he was in possession of the drugs, which tested positive for crystal methamphetamine.

Griffin told investigators the deputy did not plant the baggie on him, according to Lopinto.

"He understands the gravity of the situation with the accusations that were being made," Lopinto said of Griffin.

Griffin was booked on two counts of drug possession.
 


 

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Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was caught with his pants down - literally - at an alleged meth orgy with two men Thursday night.

According to a police report obtained by conservative activist Candace Owens, Gillum was arrested in a drug-filled hotel room with two other men last night in Miami Beach.

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According to the police report, Gillum, 40, was arrested in a Miami Beach hotel room with two other men in various stages of undress. Police responded to the location after one of the men overdosed on crystal meth.

The drugs were in three small baggies on the bed and the floor in full view of cops. One of the men told police that when he arrived at the hotel shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday, Gillum and the person having the medical issue were "inside the room under the influence of an unknown substance."

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The police observed Gillum, who was partially undressed, in a bathroom vomiting. He was unable to communicate with officers due to his level of inebriation.

Gillum confirmed he was the man in the police report. The failed gubernatorial candidate released a statement on Friday, calling his arrest a "distraction".

"I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends. While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines. I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement."

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Gillum, who is married, added that he will spend "the next few weeks" with his family and asked for privacy during this embarrassing time.

Gillum and his wife of 11 years, R. Jai Howard, have three children. Gillum, a Democrat, served as the 126th Mayor of Tallahassee from 2014 to 2018.

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Rapper Trick Daddy was arrested on DUI and cocaine possession charges in Miami, Florida early Saturday.

According to an arrest affidavit, Trick Daddy, 45, was taken into custody by a Miami-Dade police officer responding to a report of a driver running red lights and hitting street signs in a Range Rover.

When the officer approached the driver's side, he noticed the driver "appeared to be asleep behind the wheel."

The cop awakened the driver by banging on the car window. The man, identified by his driver's license as Maurice Samuel Young, told the officer he had left a nightclub in Miami Gardens.

The affidavit stated that Young told the officer he had about five drinks before he left the club and that he was dropping someone off before heading home.

The cop noted Young's slurred speech, bloodshot, watery eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.

Young failed a field sobriety test, which he did not complete, according to the affidavit.

A search of his belongings at the Hammocks District Station on 142nd Avenue yielded a small amount of cocaine inside a dollar bill.

The "Take It to da House" rapper was also wanted on an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence.

He was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional center around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Yahoo News.

His bond was set at $5,000 on the cocaine possession charge and $1,000 on the DUI charge, according to Yahoo News.

Trick Daddy, a native of Miami's Liberty City neighborhood, is best known for his hit song "Naan Nigga", featuring Miami rapper Trina (1998). They currently appear in the VH1 reality TV series Love and Hip-Hop: Miami.

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