Essex County, NJ – Juelz Santana is out of jail, according to two recent Instagram posts from fellow Dipset vets Cam’ron and Jim Jones.

On Friday (April 6), Cam posted a screenshot of their FaceTime call with the caption, “Fuck they talking bout!!! @thejuelzsantana home!!!!! #TheBrotherhood.”

Jones posted the same photo and wrote, “God bless th [e] Set @thejuelzsantana is back home.”

God bless th Set @thejuelzsantana back home

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Santana turned himself in to Port Authority police on March 12 after TSA discovered a gun in his luggage at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a weapon on an aircraft, unlawful possession of a weapon and drug possession.

Essex County prosecutors let the federal authorities take over the case after Santana pleaded not guilty to the state charges, which were dismissed last week. A plea in the federal proceedings has yet to be made.

(The last update on this article was April 1, 2018, which can be found below.)

Juelz Santana is going to be prosecuted by federal authorities, according to Associated Press. The veteran MC is facing drug and gun charges after fleeing from an airport when TSA found a .38-caliber handgun and oxycodone pills, which he didn’t have a prescription for, in his carry-on bag.

Essex County prosecutors have decided to defer to the feds in the case. Santana, who remains behind bars, pleaded not guilty to the state charges, which were dismissed last week. A plea in the federal proceedings hasn’t been made yet.

Santana faces an uphill battle against the feds, who have a high conviction rate. In 2012, 93 percent of defendants in federal cases pleaded guilty or were found guilty.

(The previous version of this article was published on March 14, 2018 and can be found below.)

More pieces to the puzzle have emerged in Juelz Santana’s recent airport incident. According to TMZ, the Dipset rapper fled Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday (March 9) for not only possessing a gun but also the powerful narcotic Oxycodone.

Law enforcement reportedly said Santana had eight Oxycodone pills in his baggage at the time of his arrest. Consequently, Santana, who turned himself in on Monday (March 12), has been formally charged with felony drug possession.

He’s scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday (March 14).

(The previous version of this article was published on March 12, 2018 and can be found below.)

Juelz Santana surrendered to Port Authority police on Monday (March 12) after fleeing Newark Liberty International Airport when TSA discovered a gun in his luggage, according to NJ.com. Santana has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a weapon on an aircraft, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of drugs.

A police spokesman said the Dipset member, whose real name is LaRon James, went peacefully into police custody around 1 a.m. Eastern on Monday. Santana is scheduled to appear in a U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey on Monday afternoon.

(The previous version of this article was published on March 11, 2018 and can be found below.)

Juelz Santana reportedly plans to turn himself over to police custody, according to the South Passaic Daily Voice. On Friday (March 9), Santana fled from Newark Liberty International Airport after TSA detected a gun in his bag.

The Daily Voice reports arrangements were made for Santana to surrender to police at 9 a.m. Eastern on Sunday (March 11). As of 3:09 p.m. EST, Santana — whose real name is LaRon James — hasn’t been booked according to Passaic County Jail records.

Santana was arrested multiple times in 2011. In 2013, he was sentenced to two years probation for threatening his neighbor.

(The original version of this article was published on March 9, 2018 and can be found below.)

Juelz Santana evidently didn’t make his flight on Friday night (March 9). According to NBC New York, the Dipset rapper fled the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey after TSA found a gun in his baggage.

Sources said that as soon as Santana was detected by authorities, he ran off and possibly jumped in a cab. Port Authority Police Department detectives are reportedly looking for the Love and Hip Hop: New York star at this time.

TSA regulations state that bringing a weapon to an airport security checkpoint is punishable by a fine and could result in an arrest. If the gun is loaded, fines can reach up to $9,800.

Scary Site… Bloody Mary #D6R 🔥💯✔️

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Last week, Santana posted a photo of himself with Lil Wayne while they were in Golden Glades. Florida. The two had recently linked up for the track “Bloody Mary,” which was taken from Wayne’s Dedication 6: Reloaded mixtape.

The track samples 2Pac’s “Hail Mary.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.