Skull Gang MC Hynief was arrested Thursday on drug charges following a raid on Dipset spitter Juelz Santana’s recording studio.
Hynief, who was born Toby M. Raynor, was taken into custody on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance after a search of the “Santana” recording studio in Bergenfield, New Jersey turned up marijuana and weapons.
“Two fully loaded 9mm caliber handguns were found in the recording studio along with several boxes of ammunition. Additionally, seventeen (17) small clear zip-lock bags each containing a greenish brown vegetation, consistent with the appearance of Marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were seized,” Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Maureen Parenta said in a statement.
Authorities executed the raid after a ten-month-long investigation. Police allege that Hynief distributed marijuana to an undercover cop on two occasions last summer, in June and July.
Hynief was held on $50,000 bail, but Juelz tweeted on Saturday that the rapper had been freed. “A! @HYNIEFSKULLGANG bailed out #whoooaaaaa,” he wrote. An officer at the Bergen County Jail confirmed to MTV News that Hynief had been released.
The prosecutor’s office didn’t directly reference Juelz Santana, but the MC apologized on Twitter for missing an appearance in Chicago due to legal drama.
“If it ant 1 thing it’s another, smh. Sorry to all the people in chi-town that came out last night I couldn’t make It!! Trouble wit the law,” he tweeted.
The raid happened the same day that Santana was forced to skip an MTV News RapFix Live reunion interview with his Dipset brethren, citing a skin issue.
A representative for Juelz did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment at press time.