Atlanta based rapper Ralo was arrested and charged with bringing hundreds of pounds of weed into the Atlanta Airport on a private plane, local news outlets reported. 23-year old Ralo, whose real name is Terrel Davis was charged with 2 counts of conspiracy to distribute weed.
The Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) reports, The case goes back to December, when investigators say they tracked Ralo as he and associates flew to Cali and back on a chartered flight. Agents say they saw Ralo and other passengers unload 37 white-wrapped packages into a van once the plane landed, after which Ralo drove off in a separate van. The driver of the other van was pulled over for driving without having his headlights on, according to the affidavit. When police searched the van they found more than 500 pounds of weed worth more than $1 million.
Ralo, a heavy Instagram user, clearly had no idea that he was under investigation, or maybe he thought the 500 pound bust was a 1 time thing that wouldn’t have any connection at all to him. I don’t know, but Ralo continued to add self incriminating post to his Instagram page, including this one posted shortly after the 500 pounds of weed “L” he took back in December in California.
On the weekend of April 14th, investigators learned (probably from someone arrested in the Cali bust) that Ralo was flying back to Atlanta on another chartered flight from California. Police raided the plane when it landed at the Peachtree-Dekalb airport. Ralo and 8 other passengers were arrested. According to the affidavit, police had their police dogs along with them to help make the search for some strong smelling weed, a short one. Police searched the cargo area of the plane and found 440 pounds of marijuana worth a little more than $800,000, Fox 5 reported.
Ralo was originally charged with conspiracy to distribute weed. That likely would’ve been a very fightable charge……locally, Ralo’s problem was that a 500 pound bust in December followed by a 440 pound bust a few months later, and no telling how many trips in between that didn’t result in busts, is the kind of sh*t the FEDS love. They decided to pick up Ralo’s case. As of Thursday night, Ralo remained in Dekalb County Jail with no bail. The FEDS haven’t released what they will be charging Ralo with yet.