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Former Bad Boy Rapper Loon Gets Arrested On Drug Charges

Former Bad Boy Loon is apparently still a “bad boy” at heart.

The rapper, born Chauncey Hawkins, but who is now known as Amir Junaid Muhadith after his conversion to Islam, was arrested in Belgium last week and will be extradited to the United States to face drug charges.

A copy of the indictment surfaced on blog site on Friday (November 25). The document says that between early 2006 and September 2008, Loon “knowingly and intentionally” possessed with intent to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin in North Carolina. He  was reportedly arrested and indicted for felony heroin distribution in N.C. back in May, but found asylum in Algeria after being released from jail.

Loon began his career as a rapper in Ma$e’s Harlem World group, who released their debut album, The Movement, in 1999. In 2002, the Harlem MC appeared on Diddy’s “I Need a Girl (Part One)” single and then again on its remix “I Need a Girl (Part Two).” In 2003 Loon would go on to released his solo self-titled debut but soon after his music career began going downhill.

In 2004, Loon was arrested and charged with attempted murder after a security guard was stabbed during a fight in a Los Angeles club. The Diddy protege was never convicted of the crime.—Gina Montana

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