Polo G was arrested earlier this week for gun possession following a raid on his Southern California home, and images of the weapons found have now made their way online.
The Hall of Fame rapper was booked on Thursday (August 24) alongside his brother Trench Baby who was hit with a robbery charge.
The LAPD told TMZ that the raid — which happened on Wednesday (August 23) — was in response to a report from August 15, which alleged Trench Baby (real name Taurean Bartlett) robbed a man in Granada Hills during a music video shoot.
According to the report, Trench Baby allegedly drew a handgun with an extended magazine on the victim when he arrived, demanding he empty his pockets and wire money to him into another account. The pair apparently had a previous working relationship.
As for Polo, he was booked for illegal possession of the short-barreled rifle that was allegedly used in the robbery and cops say numerous firearms were recovered during the raid.
Images of the firearms recovered have since leaked online, showing a small arsenal of rifles, machine guns, pistols, a shotgun, as well as a suppressor and a pair of switches, which you can take a look at below.
“Bro really got a call of duty loadout on deck,” one person said in the comments, while another wrote: “N-gga got my warzone1 loadout. FFAR and the MP5.”
A third person ran through the list of artillery found and said they held out no hope for future Polo G music to ever be released. “Two switches, a suppressor, illegal mags, and an automatic rifle good luck beating this I’ll be bumping the older albums,” they wrote.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) August 25, 2023
Polo G’s lawyer issued a statement following the raid of the rapper’s home, claiming the whole melee was simply to “verify” his client wasn’t a convicted felon.
“The incident surrounded someone staying in Polo’s home and not Polo directly,” Bradford Cohen told XXL. “The officers have detained Polo to ‘verify’ that he is not a convicted felon, as they assert a firearm was found in the home. It is widely known that Polo is not a convicted felon and never was a convicted felon.”
He continued: “I personally got all his charges in Miami dismissed when he was in our opinion wrongfully arrested and charged. They have refused to allow us access to our client which is also an illegal and unethical practice and someone will have to answer for these new wrongful actions.”
Shortly after being detained for the police raid, Polo G was rearrested – then released – on an outstanding warrant for a kidnapping.
Sources close to the case told TMZ that he’d been released from Burbank Jail at about 4:30 a.m. local time on Thursday, and had to post a $100,000 bond in order to be released.
“Burbank Police tell us Polo and TB had outstanding warrants for kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and robbery, stemming from a report filed last April,” reported the outlet. “Officers waited for the pair to be released from LAPD custody, and then nabbed them for the warrant around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday.”
Issuing a second statement in relation to the kidnapping charge, Polo G’s lawyer told TMZ: “We are waiting [for] additional information. The charges against Polo are very unusual given the timing and alleged knowledge of the police.”