Quando Rondo Granted $100K Bond For Drug & Gang Case

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Quando Rondo has been granted bond in his drug and gang case, and he will not be required to be under house arrest.

The Savannah, Georgia rapper was arrested on June 16 on allegations of collaborating with approximately 18 other individuals in drug deals that took place between October 2022 and June 2023.

Rondo reportedly faced several felony charges, including two counts of conspiracy to violate Georgia’s controlled substances law, one count of participating in criminal activity associated with a street gang, and one count of illegal use of a cell phone to facilitate a drug deal.

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According to WJCL 22 News, Chatham County Superior Court Judge Tammy Stokes granted Rondo’s release on Monday (June 26) and determined that the rapper had fulfilled the necessary conditions for bail, which was set at $100,000.

“The court finds it significant that defendant surrendered himself for arrest the day after he learned of the warrant for his arrest,” she stated in the order.

As part of Rondo’s release conditions, he was required to surrender his passport to the clerk of court, maintain no contact with his co-defendants, not carry or possess a firearm, not use or possess illegal drugs, waive extradition, abide by the law, and attend all court hearings pertaining to his case.

The release of Rondo followed a contentious bond hearing that took place last week. During the hearing, Jonah Pine, Rondo’s attorney, argue that his client is a “local hero” that should be released. On the other hand, the prosecution argued that Rondo posed a violent threat to the community.

“Is he a threat to the community? Yes, he is,” District Attorney Chris Stofle countered. “The cause that we have shown that [Quando] made phone calls to other 60s Rollin gang members and said they are 1100 gang members up here — 1100 is the opposition –and said bring your guns here. His words, your honor. That is a danger in the community.”

He continued: “When you have people coming to a movie theater bringing guns…that’s a danger to the community. That is the language that’s in the indictment.”

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In an effort to support their claim for Rondo’s release, his attorney submitted a letter of support from his label, Atlantic Records.

“He’s got the support of one of the greatest record labels in this country. The same record label as Led Zepplin and Ray Charles, that’s his label,” Pine told the court. “They’ve provided a letter to us, it’s very heartfelt and talks about his career.”