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YoungBoy Never Broke Again Arrested in Utah on Drug, Gun, and Fraud Charges

The rapper, who’s been on house arrest for several years awaiting trial on separate charges, was booked Tuesday night

YoungBoy Never Broke Again was arrested in Utah on Tuesday night and booked on drug and gun charges, as well as claims of identity fraud and forgery. 

According to jail records from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, the rapper (real name Kentrell Gaulden) was arrested on six charges: pattern of 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. According to the records, no bail has been set yet. 

Reps for Gaulden, as well as the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, did not immediately return Rolling Stone’s requests for comment. 

For the past few years, Gaulden has been on house arrest in Utah as he awaits trial on separate charges of possession of two weapons as a felon. He was arrested alongside a group of men outside his grandfather’s house in Louisiana in September 2020, and a federal grand jury indicted him in March 2021. He then spent seven months behind bars in Louisiana before he was released and allowed to serve his pretrial house arrest in Utah.

While Gaulden’s lawyers have previously argued he was the victim of a “dragnet” linked to a disputed 911 call and a controversial search warrant, earlier this year they adopted a new tactic. As Billboard previously reported, his lawyers filed a motion claiming the charges against him should be dismissed because federal law banning felons from owning firearms is unconstitutional. Their filing cited the Supreme Court’s major 2022 ruling that struck down a New York law that limited who could carry concealed weapons in public. 


While Gaulden’s trial was finally set to begin in July, the judge decided to put it on hold in March pending the outcome of another potentially relevant Second Amendment case before the Supreme Court this year: whether a federal gun ownership ban for people with domestic violence restraining orders is also unconstitutional. 

Gaulden’s criminal record stems from a 2017 guilty plea he entered to an aggravated assault charge after a 2016 shooting in Baton Rouge. He also faced charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm in Los Angeles but was acquitted in 2022.

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