Migo Lee, a rising rapper from D.C., who gained recognition for his captivating track “All-Time Mavericks,” has now found himself facing serious legal trouble. The Department of Justice has recently indicted him in connection with a massive drug trafficking operation, casting a shadow over his once promising career.
In a press release unveiled on Tuesday (June 27), the federal agency disclosed that Migo Lee (real name Khali Ahmed Brown), has been included among a group of 12 defendants indicted on a range of charges.
According to copy of the redacted indictment, obtained by HipHopX, Khali Ahmed Brown now faces six separate charges: Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 100 Kilograms or More of Marijuana, and 400 Grams or More of Fentanyl; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting; Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl; Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana; Using, Carrying, and Possessing a Machinegun During a Drug Trafficking Offense; Unlawful Possession of a Machinegun; Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.
The Department of Justice alleges that Migo Lee is affiliated with the notorious “Kennedy Street Crew” or “KDY” which is classified as a violent drug trafficking organization (DTO).
The charges against Migo Lee and the other 11 defendants are rooted in the accusation that they were involved in running an “open-air drug market” in and around the 100-1200 blocks of Kennedy Street in Northwest Washington, D.C., as well as the surrounding streets.
In addition to the aforementioned charges, the defendants are also accused of setting up several shell corporations to launder the money they earned from selling illegal drugs. “Shell corporations” are fake companies that are used to hide and move money illegally.
While D.C. law permits the possession of small quantities of marijuana, possessing significant amounts with the intent to sell is considered illegal, as per ACLU. It’s important to note that the charges against Migo Lee and the other defendants involve possessing and distributing substantial quantities of marijuana, which falls outside the permissible limits under D.C. law. Furthermore, the possession of fentanyl in any form is illegal in D.C., according to the D.C. Controlled Substances Act.
In a statement released by the Department of Justice, MPD Interim Chief Benedict stated “These individuals were a part of a criminal enterprise that existed to disrupt the community through violence and illegal activity, and today’s operation is evidence that intelligence-led policing and effective criminal justice partnerships can lead to positive outcomes in the District of Columbia.”
“The residents and businesses along our Kennedy Street corridor are safer because of the meticulous investigative efforts by law enforcement who relentlessly protect every city neighborhood.”
As of now, it remains uncertain whether the D.C. rapper is currently in federal prison awaiting trial. A search conducted on the Federal Bureau of Prisons website by HipHopX did not yield any results for the defendants involved in the case.
No trial date has yet been set for the D.C. rapper and the other defendants involved in the case.