Loon Arrested on Drug Charges

The former Bad Boy rapper faces a heroin trafficking case.

Posted: 11/27/2011 08:52 PM EST

Former Bad Boy rapper Chauncey "Loon" Hawkins was arrested in Belgium on Nov. 22 and extradited to the United States on drug charges. He was caught at the Brussels Airport on his way to give a lecture at the Islamic and Cultural Centre of Belgium and charged with trafficking heroin in the U.S. 

 

Officials reportedly invoked the Patriot Act to bring him back to the states as he had converted to Islam, now goes by Amir Junaid Muhadith and lives in Algeria with his family.

 

Reports also say that the DEA had been watching Loon from 2006 to 2008.

 

Loon was best known for his song "Down for Me" with Mario Winans and being featured on Diddy's "I Need a Girl Pt. 1" and its remix sequel. He left the scene in 2008 and converted to Islam.

 

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