Young Thug’s Attorney: Rapper Caught Off-Guard By Courtroom Pill Handoff

His legal team claims the prosecution’s accusation he was handed a prescription drug during court proceedings is to deliberately poison the jury.

According to Young Thug’s legal team, the Atlanta rapper was surprised when a co-defendant handed him a prescription drug during court proceedings last week.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that in a motion filed on Monday (January 23), the attorneys representing Young Thug, born Jeffery Williams, argued the prosecution made their accusation over the alleged drug distribution to deliberately poison the jury.

“It is patently clear from the images that there was no communication, solicitation or request from Mr. Williams prior to that,” his attorneys said, according to the newspaper. “It is absolutely bewildering as to why the state would blatantly misrepresent the reason for the cessation of courtroom activities in its motion when it knew that assertion was inaccurate.”

Young Thug Facing New Charges Over Alleged ‘Drug Deal’ In Courtroom

Young Thug Facing New Charges Over Alleged ‘Drug Deal’ In Courtroom

In courtroom surveillance footage of the alleged incident, co-defendant Kahlieff Adams is visibly placing something into the rapper’s hand. The state subsequently alleged the object was a Percocet pill.

CNN reports that a message sent to them states Thugger “IMMEDIATELY gave it to the courtroom deputy that was directly in front of him.”

After reportedly searching Adams, deputies say they found Percocet, marijuana, and other contraband.

Jury selection for Young Thug’s trial continues Wednesday (January 25).

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