Investigation of the death of Juice Wrld: Drugs and weapons confiscated from the plane


An investigation into the death of the beloved rapper has begun. Wrld Juice.

The Chicago-based artist passed away on Sunday, December 8 at the age of 21, E! News confirmed during the weekend. Juice, née Jarad Anthony Higgins, reportedly suffered a seizure after a flight from California to Chicago on Sunday morning.

The spokesman for the Cook County coroner's office told E! The news that rapper "Bandit,quot; was pronounced dead at the Advocate Christ Medical Center at 3:14 a.m., an autopsy is scheduled for today.

"Shortly after arriving in Chicago, he suffered what appears to be some type of medical emergency according to the people traveling with him," a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department shared with E! News. "There were no signs of foul play and all the people on board the plane are cooperating with CPD and have provided all their information. We are currently waiting for the Cook County medical examiner about the cause and form of death."

Amid reports about the rapper's death, ICE's National Security Investigations (ICE) tell E! News that cannot provide comments at this time as this matter is under investigation.

Monday, Anthony Guglielmi, Communications Director of the Chicago Police Department, shared details about the circumstances surrounding Juice's death, through NBC News.

According to Guglielmi, police and federal agents had been waiting inside the Atlantic Aviation hangar for Juice's flight to arrive from Los Angeles at 1:30 am on Sunday morning, after suspicions that the musician was in possession smuggled.

Juice and his entourage were intercepted by the police department and FBI officials when they entered the hangar hall. Chicago police said they were notified by federal agents while the plane was in the air that "weapons and narcotics,quot; were suspected to be on board. A search for luggage aboard the plane yielded 41 "vacuum sealed,quot; bags, or 70 pounds, of marijuana and six bottles of cough syrup with prescribed codeine.

The researchers also confirmed that two 9mm guns, a .40 caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition loader and metal punch bullets were also found.

Passenger Henry Dean, 27 from Chicago, told police he was carrying both guns in addition to the high-capacity magazine. The third weapon, believed to be the passenger Christopher Long, 36, of California, was found in a camera case along with his personal belongings, although he denied ownership of the weapon.

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Officers say it was at this time that Juice began to convulse. Then it is said that an agent administered to Higgins two doses of Narcan. Police said Juice finally woke up but was incoherent and bleeding from her mouth. The rapper had been with about 10 or 12 people at the time of the deadly attack, including his girlfriend. Ally lotti and his two security guards, Henry Dean and Christopher Long.

The police asked Lotti if he had any known medical problems or had taken any drugs. Lotti told police that her boyfriend was not suffering from any medical ailment, but that she regularly takes Percocet and "has a drug problem."

Christopher Long was arrested at the airport charged with one (1) misdemeanor charge – UUW – Weapon – Carry / Possess Firearm / 1st. Henry Dean was arrested on two minor charges from Carry Concealed Firearm / Airport. A high-capacity metal bullet count for magazines and perforations: sale / possession.

No drug charges have yet been filed against any of the people aboard the flight. Marijuana and codeine were found in suitcases that had no name tags and an investigation is ongoing. This investigation will continue to be a case of Chicago, not federal.

Twitter / Ellie Goulding

Since the news of his death on Sunday, the stars have been turning to social networks to pay tribute to their fellow artists.

"I can't believe it … you were such a sweet soul,quot; Ellie Goulding, who worked on "Hate Me,quot; with Juice, tweeted. "I will always remember to meet you and your family on the video set and think about how close you were. You had much more to go, you were just getting started. Juice will be missed."

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"God bless you," Possibility of the rapper wrote in Twitter. "A young legend."

After hearing about Juice's death, Duck He turned to Instagram to tell his followers: "I would like to see all the young talents live longer and I hate waking up to hear another story full of blessings that was interrupted."

As more details emerge about Juice's death, many fans have noticed that the rapper referred to the dying youth in his 2018 song "Legends."

"What is club 27? / We will not exceed 21," Juice says in the song. "I've been going through paranoia / So I always have to keep a gun / Curse, that's the world we live in now / Yes, wait, just listen to me."

Our thoughts are with the rapper's loved ones during this difficult time.