ARAB Hit With Federal Charges For Allegedly Running Drug Trafficking Ring
The Philly MC played a small role in the infamous Drake vs Meek Mill feud.
Philadelphia, PA – ARAB, perhaps best known for his minor role on Drake and Meek Mill feud, is one of the nine men are facing multiple federal charges for alleged drug trafficking.
In a formal indictment, the U.S. Attorney's Office says that the ARABS and other eight people were distributing large amounts of drugs, including cocaine, crack, methamphetamine and heroin in North Philadelphia, at least, from March until June, 2017, 2018.
ARABIC, whose real name is Abdul West, is identified as the leader of a local band. All the other men accused are members, according to the indictment.
The nine men have been charged with conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, 280 grams or more of crack cocaine, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 100 grams or more of heroin. There are also individual charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, crack and heroin; distribution of methamphetamine; and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
"The charges alleged in the indictment are very serious, and if convicted, the defendants face more time in prison," U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain said in a press release. "The investigation and prosecution of drug trafficking organizations remains a high priority of this Office and the Department of Justice. We are committed to doing everything possible to keep our streets safe and stop the flow of these deadly drugs in our communities."
ARABS, the co-defendants are Jamaal Blanding, Jameel Hickson, Richard Chase Hoover, Dontez Stewart, Amir Boyer, Daryl Baker, Hans Gadson, and Dennis Harmon. Blanding (an.k.a. Bionickhaz) and Boyer (a.k.a. Mulla) have served as managers of ARAB OBH Records.