People dream of becoming actors and musicians not just for the fame, but because those high-profile occupations typically come with massive paychecks and lavish lifestyles.
After signing a record deal, one Atlanta rapper’s income dramatically increased as well as his lifestyle. However, when cops figured out how he was really paying for all of his cars, properties, and jewels, they threw him in prison…
The Business Trip
On December 18, 2017, Terrell Davis, a rapper known by his stage name Ralo, chartered a private jet so he and about 10 members of his crew could take a business trip from his home in Atlanta, Georgia, to California for his music career.
A Different Kind Of Business
Davis and his crew really did fly out to California to deal with some business. However, the kind of business he was really doing out in California had absolutely nothing to do with his rapping, and the police were about to find that out…
The Private Jet
When Davis and his friends flew from the Fulton County Airport to Sacramento on a private jet 1 morning in December, airport police didn’t think anything was unusual since celebrities and athletes often take private jets to avoid dealing with the public.
Back In Atlanta
4 days later, Davis and his posse flew back from Sacramento to the Fulton County Airport, which is in Atlanta, Georgia. Airport authorities and police were there as they always are to make sure the airport is secure. However, while working, they couldn’t help but notice something unusual
According to the airport police that had been watching Davis, he and his crew got off the chartered private jet and started loading their luggage into an Econoline van that had been registered to Davis’ home in southwest Atlanta.
While it’s normal for people to have luggage with them when traveling, the officers knew the items being loaded into the truck were not normal luggage. Instead, they believed that the 37 packages contained something illegal…
The 37 Packages
The 37 packages were wrapped in white wrapping paper, and according to the police, staff from the charter company offered to help them unload their belongings into the van, but Davis and the other men insisted they didn’t need any help.
Once the van was loaded, the driver pulled away and police from Georgia State Patrol were sent to pull the truck over and find out what was in those packages. Shortly after, a Georgia State Patrol officer caught up with the van and pulled it over…
The Truth Is Revealed
When the officers pulled over the truck, which had been driving in the dark without any headlights on, they found 3 men inside the van all wearing clothing with ‘RaloFamgoon’ on them. The officers tore open the white packages and discovered 520 pounds of marijuana.
Police confiscated the drugs, which was worth about $1 million. The 3 men inside the van were taken into custody right away. Meanwhile, police had no choice but to let Ralo go since they couldn’t tie him to the marijuana yet…
A day after the drug bust, Davis posted a picture of himself on social media lounging by a pool with a caption that he would later regret writing. “I’ve lost more than a man have gained in a lifetime,” Davis wrote. “Have you ever lost a million dollars at one time???”
An Investigation Begins
Police and federal authorities were watching Davis and his group, waiting for someone to slip up, which they knew was only matter of time. A week later, detectives working on the new investigation also received the official flight passenger list, which included Davis and connected him to the arrested men…
About 4 months later, Davis made plans to fly back to California with about 8 other members of his crew, who investigators believed are part of his ‘gang’ called Famerica. When they arrived back in Atlanta on April 15, 2018, authorities were waiting in a stakeout.
This time, when the group got off the plane, the police finally witnessed what they were waiting for. After landing, 17 packages were removed from the plane and loaded into a Chrysler 300, which was pulled over by officers waiting to strike…
The Raids Begin
Inside, the cops found 444 pounds of marijuana, which was worth about $880,000. All 8 people involved were immediately taken into custody. Meanwhile, authorities back at the airport were trying to get Davis off the plane but he was refusing to comply.
Eventually, the police sent police dogs into the plane, which reeked of marijuana, and Davis finally got off the aircraft. After that, police finally arrested him and raided 3 locations around the city that Davis either owned or rented for his drug business…
According to police, Davis had planned to sell the 964 pounds of marijuana, which was worth about $2 million, around Atlanta through the various apartments he rented out. Davis was officially charged with 2 federal counts of possessing with intent to distribute marijuana.
After being arrested, a judge ruled that no bond will be set as prosecutors had evidence showing that Davis was still running his drug business while behind bars. Davis, however, denies everything and claims the police and the prosecution are targeting him…
“I feel like they kind of wrongfully targeted me,” Davis said after being arrested. “No drugs were ever sold out of my apartment complex. All the cars were stuff that I bought. None of it was for me. That was for my family. They took my family’s cars.”
The Family Speaks Out
In response to the charges, Davis’ supporters have rallied behind the rapper and his family. “It’s all over the news. The kids keep telling him that they’ve seen his dad on the news. And he keep asking me, ‘mom, where’s dad? Where’s daddy,'” Davis’ wife Missy said. “The kids love him. My son, he misses him. He just told my dad he’s ready for him to come home. My daughter, she keeps asking him about daddy. She love him. Miss him.”