Dusty Locane may be spending the next few holiday seasons behind bars.
According to Billboard, the Brooklyn drill rapper has pleaded guilty to two charges of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from offenses that occurred in 2019 and 2020. The charges come with a mandatory minimum sentence of one year and a maximum sentence of three years.
Back in November, Locane posted on his Instagram that he would turn himself into authorities on November 3o after dealing with his cases in the courts for several years.
“BEEN FIGHTIN DESE CASES FOR DAMN NEAR 4 YRS NOW,” he wrote. I” GOTTA GO HANDLE UP LOL IMA TAKE CARE OF DIS SHORT BID N IMA BE BACC NINE FIVE TIMES STRONGER !! C YA WHEN I GET BACC FRM VACAY.”
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Although he’s been locked up since last month, Locane is still active on social media and online. On December 18, he shared a photo of himselfin his prison uniform and gave an update on his status.
“ALIVE IS THE BEST PLACE TO BE. THEY LOCCED ME PHYSICALLY BUT MY MIND IS FREE,” his caption read. “I APPRECIATE THE LUV N SUPPORT, FREE ME !!”
This isn’t Locane’s first run-in with the law. Last July, a drive-by shooting took place at the Jewell Nightclub in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he was performing. The shooting left four bystanders injured hours after his show.
Following the ordeal, Locane’s publicists vehemently denied that he was connected in any way to the shooting.
“It’s a case of mistaken identity,” the rapper’s PR rep told HipHopDX at the time. “It was not Dusty Locane’s van. He did have a show in Manchester last night but he and his crew made it home safely without incident.”
Per the report, numerous shots were fired at a van with 15 passengers around 2 a.m. ET on Interstate 293 who were at the nightclub for Locane’s show. Some of the people in the van later confirmed they were a part of Locane’s entourage.
On the music side of things, Locane released his latest EP, Catch Da Flu, earlier this month while incarcerated, as well as a video for the song “Way Bacc.”
Previously, he released Nightmare On Da Fifth on Halloween, and in September he dropped Rollin n Controllin.
Since he began gaining notoriety as a rapper, Locane has been accused of sounding too much like the late Pop Smoke.
In an interview with Fucious TV in 2021, he addressed the speculation that he stole Pop Smoke’s style.
“Long live Pop Smoke, the greatest to do it,” he said. “You’re entitled to your opinion, but you don’t know me. If you believe that, stick to that. Don’t switch when you see that I’m up, living better and doing better. If you believe that at some point in time I was trying to be somebody.”
The “Rumble” rapper went on to say that he and Pop Smoke went to the same elementary school in Brooklyn. “He left around 5th grade — 66th for anybody who know. Yeah we used to roll up, me, [Mike Dee], Stacks, Ace, all of us went to that same school,” he explained.