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NBA YoungBoy arrested in Utah for alleged possession of a weapon, drugs while awaiting trial

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NBA YoungBoy has been arrested in Utah amid house arrest in a federal case.

Inmate records reviewed by USA TODAY show the 24-year-old rapper, born Kentrell Gaulden, was arrested in Cache County Tuesday evening on six charges, including: unlawful activity, procuring or attempting to procure drugs, identity fraud, forgery, possession of controlled substances and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.

There was no bail set as of Wednesday afternoon.

Lieutenant Mikelshan Bartschi of Cache County Sheriff’s Office told ABC4 Utah and FOX13 a search warrant was executed on Gaulden’s property Tuesday morning with the help of multiple agencies including the FBI, a SWAT team and Homeland Security Investigations.

“Current criminal charges for Mr. Gaulden include pattern of unlawful activity. The pattern of unlawful activity includes violations of the Utah Controlled Substances Act, the Identity Fraud Act and fraud,” Bartschi told the outlets in a statement.

USA TODAY has reached out to Bartschi and representatives for YoungBoy.

Why is NBA YoungBoy under house arrest?

The Louisiana rapper has been on 24-hour house arrest in Utah since October 2021 after a judge in a federal case against him in his home state granted him conditional release as he awaits trial stemming from an arrest in September 2020 involving several others, court records obtained by USA TODAY show.

He was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2021 for possession of two weapons.

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Under the terms of the rapper’s house arrest, he is only able to leave for court appearances, appointments pertaining to his mental health and “employment-related activities” that have been approved, court documents show.

Since his house release began, he’s released three albums: “The Last Slimento,” “I Rest My Case” and “Don’t Try This at Home.”

Amid his federal case in Louisiana, Gaulden was arrested for alleged possession of a weapon Los Angeles in March 2021 shortly after his earlier indictment. He went to trial for the Los Angeles case in July 2022 and was acquitted of the charges, per court records.

It’s unclear how his arrest in Utah will affect his federal case in Louisiana.

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