Monday, September 12th, 2011 at 6:57 pm
The Hip-Hop police exist, and it has a name. The Enterprise Operation Unit. So watch your back rappers! According to AHH:
Stephen Helin and several other members of Young Jeezy’s security detail were arrested after the concert on March 3rd, 2010, around 5:00AM, with at least five guns.
Each defendant was facing a mandatory minimum of 3.5 years, under New York’s strict anti-gun laws, which have resulted in jail time for celebrities like Lil Wayne, Ja Rule, Prodigy, Plaxico Burress and others.
According to Stephen Helin’s lawyer Scott Leemon ESQ., the specific facts of the case forced the New York County D.A.’s office to reduce the felony gun charges to misdemeanors.
“Today, right before the scheduled Suppression Hearing in New York County Supreme Court, the New York County DA’s office, because of the specific facts of this case, offered the defendants an opportunity to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree with a promised sentence of a Conditional Discharge (requires no probation supervision) and a $1000 fine,” Scott Leemon ESQ.
Each man was licensed and had a permit to carry their guns, but only in the state of Georgia. At the time of their arrest, the guns were found in locked boxes, not on any one person.
Leemon said that prosecutors decided to reduce the gun charges to misdemeanors, due to the questionable tactics by the “Hip-Hop Police,” which AllHipHop.com has learned is now officially known as “Enterprise Operation Unit.”