Rapper Bankroll Freddie is in an Arkansas prison after his arrest for drug and arms trafficking
MARION, Ark. – Rapper Bankroll Freddie was in an Arkansas jail on Friday after being arrested on drug and weapons charges, officials said.
The 27-year-old entertainer, known off-stage as Freddie Demarus Gladney of Conway, Arkansas, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 55 in Marion, Arkansas, near 20 miles from Memphis, Tennessee, according to Arkansas State Police.
A search of Freddie’s van revealed a firearm, 21 pounds of marijuana and 171 grams of the prescription sedative promethazine, Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said.
Freddie was incarcerated in the Crittenden County Detention Center on drug and state weapons charges and held for the FBI on equivalent federal charges. Prison and court records do not mention a lawyer for him.