Quando Rondo is facing a fresh set of legal challenges, this time involving the FBI.
Quando Rondo was reportedly arrested by the FBI on Federal drug charges 😳 pic.twitter.com/ueIBOxWGgd
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WJCL News in Savannah, Georgia, was the initial source to disclose that the rapper, known by his real name Tyquian Terrel Bowman, was apprehended by the Savannah Police and taken into federal custody “without incident” on Friday, December 8.
The publication also interviewed the aunt of the “Want Me Dead” rapper, who mentioned that her nephew “hasn’t been the same” since his first arrest. The FBI declined to provide additional information regarding the specific charges but confirmed that he was arrested on “drug charges.”
Quando Rondo is presently held in federal custody at a facility in Brunswick, Georgia, and is without bail. Refer to the report below for more details.
This recent arrest has further added to Quando Rondo’s recent string of legal misfortune.
In September, prosecutors in Chatham County submitted a request to modify his bond conditions, seeking to prohibit him from returning to his hometown due to his association with incidents of violence.
The request for bond modification states: “The defendant shall not enter the confines of Chatham County without permission of the court except for court appearances, meetings with defense counsel, and medical treatment.”
The artist affiliated with Never Broke Again has faced numerous shootings, with the most recent occurring on September 20. Prior to that incident, a friend of his was fatally shot in another confrontation where he was also present.
Before his apprehension by the FBI, Quando Rondo had been at liberty since a judge decided earlier this year that his bond should not be revoked. The Savannah rapper made a court appearance in late July to address charges related to a car accident he was involved in.
Despite the state attorney’s request to revoke his bond and return him to jail, Judge Tammy Stokes rejected the motion. Additionally, she turned down the state’s proposal to equip the “Want Me Dead” rapper with an ankle monitor, which would monitor his movements while he remains free.
Quando Rondo did not escape consequences for his actions. Prosecutors are currently considering additional charges related to the accident, and the judge revoked all of Quando’s driving privileges. Additionally, he is required to undergo periodic random drug testing, and failure to comply or testing positive could result in the revocation of his bond.
“You are a young man with a career in front of you,” Stokes conveyed to Rondo during the hearing. “All sorts of opportunities. But the bottom line is that it’s all on you.”
In early July, Quando Rondo was involved in a car crash in Chatham County, Georgia. Upon the arrival of the first responders, they found Quando “exhibiting signs of an overdose,” leading them to administer Narcan to revive him and save his life.
As a condition of his previously established bond terms, Quando Rondo was instructed to abstain from using illegal drugs. Despite the overdose suggesting a potential violation of these terms, Judge Bowman opted to grant him another opportunity.