Rapper/actor Shyheim Franklin is sitting in a jail cell after the NYPD raided his apartment last Friday (April 19). Franklin — whose rap affiliations include connects to the Wu-Tang Clan — was found in possession of drugs and a gun and has spent the last several days in custody at Rikers Island.
According to court documents, members of the Staten Island's Gang Squad burst through his apartment at 6:15 a.m., finding heroin in a safe under his bed, a Xanax pill on his nightstand, a scale and plastic bags.
Authorities also found a .32 caliber revolver concealed in a sock hidden under his mattress and five rounds of ammunition.
The 33-year-old was arraigned on a slew of misdemeanor and felony charges, including second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
He remains held on $10,000 bail, pending another court hearing sometime today.
Franklin has had a long career in entertainment. He's shared the a stage with the Notorious B.I.G., recorded with Tupac and appeared on the short-lived series The Parent 'Hood, but is never far removed from legal trouble. In 1998, the native New Yorker was sentenced to probation after he was busted with a gun stolen from the LAPD six years earlier.
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