Chicago rapper Vic Mensa was arrested at the Dulles International Airport on Saturday (Jan. 15) in Washington D.C. while returning to the U.S. from Ghana. The Customs and Border Protection office shared that the “UNIFIED” artist was charged with felony narcotics possession charges after officials allegedly found LSD and psychedelic mushrooms in his luggage, according to a press release.
CBS News reports that the 28-year-old born Victor Kwesi Mensah arrived at the airport around 7 a.m. and when officials searched his luggage, they allegedly found 41 grams of liquid Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), about 124 grams of Psilocybin capsules, 178 grams of Psilocybin gummies, and six grams of Psilocybin mushrooms.
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“Narcotics interdiction remains a Customs and Border Protection enforcement priority and we remain committed to working closely with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to ensure that those who transport illegal narcotics into the United States are investigated and prosecuted,” Daniel Escobedo, Area Port Director for CBP's Area Port of Washington, D.C said in an official statement.
The rapper had been documenting his trip to Ghana and recently uploaded a photo on Instagram of himself, Chance the Rapper, and the nation’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Mensa is facing felony narcotics possession charges. The rapper nor his representative commented on his arrest and the rapper did not appear to have mentioned it on his social feeds.