Although prosecutors reportedly dropped the felony gun charge Offset was facing earlier this month, the Migos rapper is still dealing with the aftermath of his 2018 Georgia arrest.
According to TMZ, the Clayton County District Attorney office decided to drop the charges at the request of the U.S. Attorney’s Office because of a federal investigation, which is allegedly the sole reason Offset was initially stopped.
State prosecutors wouldn’t reveal what the investigation entails but admitted pursuing Offset’s case “would alert other potential future parties to the investigation and evidence that may support federal charges against said parties.”
TMZ spoke to Offset’s attorney Drew Findling, who denied reports his client is the target of a larger federal investigation. Findling insists Offset was stopped illegally.
He continued, “A couple points need to be made clear, in the many hours of video footage from multiple officers, no traffic violation is captured, and at no time does any officer claim or mention that Mr. Cephus failed to maintain a lane which was later used to try to justify the stop.”“As to the dismissed state case, it is true that a motion challenging the legality of the stop and search was filed by his defense team,” Findling said. “Even though the case was dismissed, we maintain that this was an illegal stop.”
Offset’s lawyer also said $10,000 in cash seized during the stop has disappeared. Consequently, the Clayton County Police Department is doing an internal investigation.
Offset was hit with the felony gun charge in April as well as possession of marijuana and making an illegal lane change, both misdemeanors.“What is supported by the evidence contained in the reports is that more than $10,000 of Mr. Cephus’ money that was seized by law enforcement on that date has gone missing and unaccounted for,” he said. “[It] is currently the subject of an internal investigation within the Clayton County Police Department.”