Young Dro Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, rapper Young Dro faced off with a Georgia judge over allegations he violated his criminal probation due to him being arrested on charges of drugs and weapon possession and the judge sentenced him to 45 days behind bars.
Here’s the latest: This week, docs were filed in the case revealing that Dro went before
the judge last week and he was ordered to serve 45 days. The judge found the rapper in violation of his original probation due to his arrest by University Police. He was given credit for time served while awaiting his hearing and will be credited for the time he spent while in jail since August 28th, which comes out to 31 days. This means Dro will be stuck in jail until he is released around October 12th.
Here’s the backstory: The rapper – real name Djuan Montreal Hart – was charged with 1 count of ‘theft by conversion’ last year in DeKalb County, Georgia.
Court documents explained back in 2015, Dro lawfully obtained a vehicle, owned by a woman named Jennifer Douthitt – which had a value of $25k+ under the agreement to return the car at a specific time. However, he knowingly converted said property to his own use in violation of their agreement, which means that he didn’t return the woman’s car when he promised.
The case had been pending for over a year until the rapper was sentenced on May 27th. He pled guilty to the charge and reached a plea where he narrowly escaped jail time and was sentenced to only 3 years’ probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. The rapper was facing 10 years in prison for the charge.
Then on August 29th, a warrant was issued for the rapper’s arrest due to him violating the terms of his probation. This was issued after his arrest by Georgia Southern University Police on August 26th.
Per his sentence, the rapper was to not be arrested or violate any criminal laws or he would be in violation of his probation, which could result in Dro being sentenced to the full 10 years he was facing originally before he got off with 3-years probation.
The warrant explained that Dro had been arrested twice since being sentenced in this case. The recent arrest was by the Georgia Southern University Police who arrested him on charges of carrying a weapon within school safety zones without a license along with a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a schedule V controlled substance (usually a prescription medicine).
The police also found marijuana on him and hit him with another charge for possession of less than 1 oz.
Dro’s 2nd arrest was back in July when he was locked up and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, along with the misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana (less than one ounce), sale/distribution or possession of dangerous drugs, possession of open alcohol container, failure to obey stop sign, driving without a valid license, drugs not in original container and driving while license suspended or revoked.
The case is still pending in Georgia Court and the felony drug charge carries a minimum sentence of 2 years and maximum of 15 years in prison.
He posted $20k bond and was released shortly after his arrest. Dro will soon face a judge in that case.
Further, the probation officer pointed out that he failed to abstain from illegal drug use, saying the rapper failed a drug test in June when he tested positive for marijuana and Benzodiazepine. He was also accused of failing to pay court-ordered assessments in full.
Recently, docs were filed in the criminal case revealing Dro had been locked up since August 28th, when he was arrested on weapon and drug charges by Georgia Southern University Police.