Young Dolph’s murder suspect has been caught with drugs and a cell phone while in prison.
According to WREG, Justin Johnson — who was allegedly recruited by Hernandez Goven to fire the fatal shots into the Memphis rapper in November 2021 — is currently being held in Shelby County while he awaits trial, and is set to appear in court June 9.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s John Morris verified that Justin was found with the prohibited materials in his cell but did not provide any other information. Investigations are being conducted right now.
Johnson’s cell phone privileges was revoked last year after he released a song from jail called “No Statements,” on which addressed the murder of Dolph. The video was recorded on a cell phone.
The news shortly came after Goven — the alleged mastermind behind Young Dolph’s murder — was released on a $90,000 bond last month.
Govan’s release, however, was conditioned on complying with house arrest, as stated by Judge Coffee. Govan is only permitted to leave his home in case of an emergency or to consult with his attorney.
But perhaps most shockingly of all is that Young Dolph’s family reportedly gave approval for Govan to be released on bond to the Shelby County District Attorney, Steve Mulroy.
On November 17, 2021, in Memphis, Govan is suspected of sending Johnson and Cornelius Smith Jr. to shoot dolph dead in broad daylight while he was standing outside Makeda’s Homemade Cookies. Another suspect, Shundale Barnett, was freed from the Ft. Worth, Texas jail where he was being held on an undisclosed charge back in January.
Together with Johnson, the main suspect in the case, Barnett was arrested and charged as an accessory after the fact.