NBA YoungBoy allegedly involved in prescription drug fraud ring

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New details have been revealed in NBA YoungBoy’s arrest.

According to police documents obtained by Utah’s ABC4, the rapper is suspected of being part of a “large-scale prescription fraud ring.”

Police say YoungBoy, birth name Kentrell Gaulden, and several associates would call in fraudulent prescriptions for Promethazine with Codeine – a “heavily abused” cough suppressant – to pharmacies throughout Utah’s Cache County. In one alleged instance, YoungBoy, 24, called in pretending to be a 74-year-old woman.

YoungBoy, who was already under house arrest in Utah awaiting trial on a previous firearms charge, was arrested Tuesday night on charges of patterns of unlawful activity, procuring or attempting to procure drugs, identity fraud, forgery, possession of controlled substances and possession of a dangerous weapon.

When questioned by police, he denied knowledge of the fraudulent prescriptions, according to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office’s report.

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