NBA YoungBoy Facing 63 Charges For Alleged Involvement In ‘Large Scale Prescription Fraud Ring’

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NBA YoungBoy Facing 63 Charges For Alleged Involvement In ‘Large Scale Prescription Fraud Ring’

Update (April 18, 2024): More details are coming out about NBA YoungBoy’s arrest. According to new reports, police say the rapper was allegedly involved in a “large scale prescription fraud ring,” in Utah.

NBA YoungBoy (real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden) is facing 63 charges:  20 counts of identity fraud, 20 counts of obtaining a prescription under false pretenses, and 20 counts of forgery. He’s also looking at one count each of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, engaging in a pattern of unlawful activity, and possession of a controlled substance.

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office began investigating claims that people were using real doctors’ names to call in fraudulent prescriptions under fake names and birthdays. The rapper’s friends then allegedly picked up the prescriptions at different pharmacies. A break in the case came after a pharmacist in Hyrum, Utah told authorities he had received a prescription from a local doctor, however, the number he was given didn’t match the physician’s number the pharmacy had on file.

An affidavit alleges,

“The prescription was called in by an individual claiming to be a physician in the Provo, Utah area, providing an actual, valid DEA [Drug Enforcement Administration] number, NPI [national provider identifier] number and other identification for the real physician.”

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When authorities reached out to the doctor, they were told there were “several” attempts to fill fake prescriptions that same day. More than 15 pharmacies were connected to the scam, or were called about fake prescriptions.

Even after the investigation began, the alleged scandal continued as the rapper or one of his friends allegedly reached out to the sheriff’s office on behalf of one of the pharmacies.

The sheriff’s office affidvat reads,

“During the investigation, I was contacted by Dispatch and informed of a “Gwendolyn Cox” needing to speak with me. I contacted Gwendolyn at the phone number that she provided Dispatch. During my conversation with Gwendolyn she gave me the last name of “White” when asked for the spelling of her name. “Gwendolyn” only gave me her birth month and date and could not provide her age to me.”

“Gwendolyn’s” details weren’t the only things that raised eyebrows. The affidavit notes,

“It was very clear that a fake voice was being used.”


“”Gwendolyn” sounded as though she was a much younger male from the Southern states. Gwendolyn made a statement “well I axed her to and she said that she’ll have you call me”. This statement was a response to a request that was made to have “Gwendolyn” contact Dispatch and have them transfer her call back through. … (I have) lived in the Southern United States, the terminology in replacing the word “ask” with “axe” or other variations, is consistent with a Southern dialect in states such as Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and other southern states.”

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NBA YoungBoy, who was on house arrest in Utah, was considered a suspect as one of his cars were used in one of the allegedly fake prescription pickups. When the car was pulled over, the people inside were taken into custody after marijuana and several prescription bottles were found. Though NBA YoungBoy wasn’t inside, police later contacted him and he claimed he let his family borrow his car.

The affidavit says,

“The conversation continued with Kentrell Gaulden for a duration of time and Kentrell Gaulden made a statement determined to be an excited utterance. This statement was made without asking a related question: ‘Axe him about um…the prescription that they picked up.'”

It’s suspected that NBA YoungBoy thought he was muted when he allegedly said the phrase.

The affidvait points out,

“This utterance was made, with no questions asked regarding any prescriptions being picked up throughout the phone call. The utterance shows both knowledge by Kentrell Gaulden about the fraudulent prescription being attempted to get picked up.”

While executing a search warrant, authorities found weapons and prescriptions at the rapper’s home. He allegedly refused to give authorities the password to his electronics and said “take it and break it.”

The affidavit goes on,

“Kentrell Gaulden has participated in an ongoing criminal enterprise that has been involved in the commission of multiple Felonies. Kentrell has been involved in the alleged enterprise while under house arrest and being supervised by federal probation under Pre-Trial status for a federal firearms case being prosecuted out of Louisiana. A handgun was found inside of Kentrell’s closet and he admitted to the handling of the firearm 2 days earlier.”


“According to the FBI, Kentrell is the known leader of a violent gang from the Louisiana area. Based on Kentrell’s history, it is apparent that he is prone to violence. Based on the totality of the circumstances, a no bail hold is requested to be placed on Kentrell, pending a detainer to be obtained by federal prosecution for his current case.”

Update (April 17, 2024): NBA YoungBoy has been arrested in Utah on a slew of charges.

According to reports, the rapper was taken into custody on Tuesday at 6:30pm for:

  • pattern of unlawful activity
  • procuring or attempting to procure drug/prescription
  • identity fraud
  • forgery
  • possession of other controlled substances
  • possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person

It’s not clear what led to his arrest. His bail has not been set.

Story developing.

Original Story (March 17, 2023): NBA YoungBoy is still under house arrest, but he now has fewer limitations!

Judge Shelly Dick changed two of the terms of the Baton Rouge rapper‘s (real name Kentrell Gaulden) supervised release on Wednesday, permitting him to have more than three visitors at his home and removing the curfew.

The judge wrote,

“The Court issues this written Order modifying condition number 18 and condition number 19 of the Order Setting Conditions of Release, Document 142 filed on October 27, 2021, for the Defendant, [NBA YoungBoy].”

She added,

“It is hereby ordered that condition number 18 and condition number 19 of the Defendant’s Order Setting Conditions of Release are modified as follows: (18) No more than three persons may visit Gaulden at his home at any time. (19) No visitors are allowed at the Defendant’s home before 7 a.m. or after 9 p.m. ‘Home’ is defined as the Defendant’s residence and all property and appurtenances of the residence. It is so ordered. Signed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this 15th day of March 2023.”

NBA YoungBoy was initially subject to limitations put in place by Dick in 2021 due to gun charges in Louisiana. While he was allowed to move to Utah as a condition of his supervised parole, he had to refrain from owning a firearm and was subject to drug tests as conditions of his supervised release.

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The rapper has reportedly been working hard to improve himself this year, so the lifting of restrictions comes at the right time.

NBA YoungBoy previously stated that he intends to convert to Mormonism, claiming his interest in the religion began during a difficult period of his life while he was under house arrest in Utah.

The rapper shared that he was visited by Mormon missionaries during his confinement by the authorities to his residence. He initially turned them away, but eventually had a change of heart and eventually invited them into his home.

YoungBoy said,

“I wanted help very badly. I needed a friend. And it hit me. It was just cool to see someone with a different mindset that had nothing to do with business or money — just these wonderful souls.”

He continued by saying that as the missionaries continued to pay daily visits to his house, he gradually grew close to them. They reportedly educated the artist about “The Book of Mormon” and ensured his “heart was in the right space” for his official christening. YoungBoy claims that he intends to be baptized into The Church of Latter-Day Saints once his house arrest ends.

The rapper also mentioned how his newly discovered faith has encouraged him to write less violent rap lyrics. While addressing how his fans may feel about the person he’s becoming, YoungBoy said,

“I’m not changing. I will not be provoked, I will not be broken, and I’m not going back to who I used to be. Accept it or not — I ain’t going back.”

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Authored by: S. G.