Georgia Rapper Quando Rondo

Georgia Rapper Quando Rondo Arrested By FBI On Drug Charges

Rapper Quando Rondo, a Savannah native whose real name is Tyquian Bowman, was arrested by the FBI on Dec. 8 on federal drug charges.

The FBI has arrested Georgia rapper Quando Rondo. The Savannah native, whose real name is Tyquian Bowman, is being detained on federal drug charges.

The 24-year-old was taken in by the Savannah police on Dec. 8 after being present in a vehicle that was pulled over, as reported by WJCL. While a spokesperson for the Savannah Police Department did not specify what the initial stop was for, they did note that Bowman was the sole person arrested from the scene.

Bowman was indicted in June, alongside 18 others, for multiple counts of drug charges, gang affiliation, and illegal use of cell phones. For this recent arrest, the local news outlet confirmed the hip-hop artist is being charged with violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act due to his “manager role” in the Rollin’ 60s gang.

The string of legal issues also includes efforts from the District Attorney’s Office of Chatham County, where Savannah is the county seat, to ban Bowman from the area in September. Given the rapper’s alleged involvement in multiple shootings within the county, the majority of which were where he was a target. The district attorney has filed the motion to ban him on the grounds that he is a “danger” to residents.

However, his family has since responded to the claims that his presence fuels violence in the area. Bowman’s attorney, Kimberly Copeland, claims that he is safest where he has his loved ones’ support, which would be in Chatham County.

“Bowman is a resident of Chatham County, he was born in Chatham County. There’s no reason he should be banned from Chatham County,” said Copeland in an interview with the publication. “If Mr. Bowman was the actual target, wherever he’s at, he’ll be a target. So, the best place for him to be is in his surroundings that he’s familiar with while he has his support and family support.”

Bowman remains detained at the Chatham County jail as his legal strife continues.

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