Desiigner, the rapper behind this summer’s popular song “Panda,” was arrested by the New York Police Department on September 8, for criminal possession of a loaded weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and menacing.
The 19-year-old was with four other men when their Cadillac Escalade was pulled over by the police in Manhattan, an NYPD spokesperson has confirmed.
As details emerge, it appears that Desiigner, whose real name is Sidney Royel Selby III, and his crew inside got into an altercation with another driver, which resulted in the rapper pointing a loaded gun at the motorist.
The Cadillac then drove away, but not before the other driver took down the vehicle’s license plate number and reported the incident to the police.
The police then located the car and pulled it over.
The NYPD reports to have found prescription pills (including OxyContin) out in plain sight.
Two of the other men accompanying Desiigner also received charges for possession of marijuana and possession of a forged instrument.
Cops allegedly found a large quantity of pills on the console of the SUV in which the rapper was a passenger.
Authorities got specific during the hearing 57 green pills, 78 white pills and 139 round white pills.
There were also a few duffle bags, allegedly containing controlled substances.
It was thought the 19-year-old Brooklyn rapper had a loaded gun in his car after another motorist called 911 and claimed Desiigner pointed a gun at him in a fit of road rage.
Designer was arrested and charged with felony criminal possession of a loaded weapon and menacing.
But the district attorney has dropped the gun charges after authorities came up empty following a search of the rapper’s SUV.
Now Desiigner just has to fight his drug-related charges.
When he was arrested, officers found bags of Oxycontin, methadone and illegal steroids.
In total, five people, including Desiigner, were in the SUV.
All five passengers were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.