Bankroll Freddie‘s recent FBI Investigation has revealed that the QC rapper’s alleged drug operation was a family affair.
According to Arkansas Online, Bankroll’s father, Freddie Gladney Jr., who had been recently arrested with him, was denied on bond after being indicted on drug conspiracy and weapons charges
Gladney was reportedly overheard via wiretap discussing drugs and guns with three of his sons and arranging drug sales through a daughter. Since then, they’ve all been charged as co-defendants.
“I do believe in the presumption of innocence,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe Volpe said in court on Friday (March 3).
He continued: “But the wire cases really bring a new facet to the analysis and the strength of the case, and you really get to hear about what’s going on and understand what’s going on with an individual.”
The case stems from an April 2022 federal drug bust, where Bankroll got arrested on several drug and gun charges. TMZ reports that the Arkansas native (real name is Freddie Gladney III) was charged with 34 other defendants as part of a 61-count indictment.
The FBI focused on the Every Body Killas (EBK) gang, including his father, Freddie Gladney Jr.
The 28-year-old rapper was allegedly part of a crew that conspired to sell large amounts of crack cocaine and marijuana in Arkansas and Texas between March 2021 and October 2022.
He’s also facing additional weapons charges for allegedly possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Officers reportedly seized jewelry and cash from a number of the defendants, totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Bankroll’s problems with firearms don’t end there. In 2021, he shared a post on Instagram, revealing that he had been shot in the face.
Before this incident, Bankroll Freddie’s star was on the rise. He released an album titled Big Bank in April 2021 via Quality Control and Motown Records, with guest appearances from Young Dolph, Megan Thee Stallion, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, EST Gee, Young Scooter, PnB Rock, and BIG30.