The Cash Money signee was arrested on suspicion of leading a North Philly gang involved in the drug trade.
According to a press release forwarded by the United States Attorney's Office to the state's legislature, Philly rapper Ar-Ab stands accused of leading a gang with a distribution network that covers North Philadelphia. Ar-Ab and the other gang members listed below in the official indictment stand accused of distributing illegal narcotics such as cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, and heroin. Next to each person's name is a listing of their known aliases and nicknames on the streets, according to law enforcement, with Ar-Ab's name at the very top.
Abdul West: "Assault Rifle Ab,"AR-Ab," "El Patron," "the Goon."
Jamaal Blanding: "Bionickhaz," "Khaz," "Deangelo Smith."
Jameel Hickson: "Meliano," "OG."
Richard Chase Hoover: "Boog."
Dontez Stewart: "Taz."
Amir Boyer: "Mulla."
Daryl Baker: "Shotti."
Hans Gadson: "NoBrakes Bras."
Dennis Harmon (no aliases).
Although hard to discern based on law enforcement's discretion on the matter, many YouTube commenters, including this vlogger, seem to think VladTV's extensive coverage of Ar-Ab's meddlings in the streets, may have alerted law enforcement to happenings in the drug trade.
The indictment reads: "The superseding indictment charges a conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, 280 grams or more of crack, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and 100 grams or more of heroin." Ar-Ab is a respected member of the local Philly hip-hop scene, and i currently signed to Cash Money, though he has never put a project with him since signing the deal in 2016.