Rapper Desiigner escapes final drug charge

29th Nov 16 | Entertainment News

Rapper Desiigner has been cleared of all charges relating to a recent drug and weapons arrest in New York City.

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The Panda hitmaker, real name Sidney Royel Selby III, was taken into custody in September (16) after he and four friends were involved in an alleged road rage incident.

Reports suggested the group had screamed at the driver of another car, who called the police and claimed Desiigner had pointed a gun at him.

Cops tracked down the hip-hop star's vehicle and during a search, they reportedly found a large amount of loose pills, including Oxycontin.

Desiigner and his pals were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of drugs with intent to sell. The 19-year-old MC was also slapped with counts of criminal possession of a loaded weapon and menacing for allegedly brandishing a gun at the other driver.

The rapper's lawyers were quick to blast authorities for the headline-grabbing bust, insisting the friend driving the car had a prescription for the pills, and revealing no firearm was ever found on Desiigner or in the car.

As a result, the charges of criminal possession of a loaded weapon, menacing, and criminal possession of drugs with intent to sell were promptly dismissed by the District Attorney, and on Tuesday (29Nov16), the final count for possession of a controlled substance was also dismissed.

The D.A. filed a motion to have the case sealed during the hearing, but sources tell TMZ.com Desiigner's record will be completely wiped clean.

The star, who is signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label, was not present for the court appearance.

His attorneys, Ian Niles and Stacey Richman, state: "We're happy he's been exonerated... and happy with the investigation from the D.A."

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