Actor Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. is out on bail, after he was arrested on a gun charge Monday, Dec. 12, at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The actor, who rose to fame on the Starz crime series BMF, was taken into custody for carrying a concealed firearm, authorities told local news station NBC 6 Miami.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded after the firearm was found in Flenory Jr.’s luggage.
“According to investigators, Mr. Flenory Jr. attempted to introduce a firearm into the sterile area of the airport at a TSA checkpoint, in his carry-on bag, and it was discovered by TSA personnel during the screening process,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Flenory, 22, didn’t have a license to carry the weapon, authorities said. He was booked into the Broward County Jail and later released after posting a $2,500 bond.
The actor is the son of former drug lord Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, and plays his father on BMF. The series is based on the true story of the Flenory brothers, who joined forces to create Black Mafia Family, one of the most prominent drug trafficking organizations in the U.S.
50 Cent executive produces the series and used Lil Meech’s arrest to jokingly promote the show’s upcoming second season.
“What the fvck! LIL Meech didn’t hear them say cut. BMF returns Jan 6 Black mafia Fridays,” the hip-hop mogul tweeted Tuesday.
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Lil Meech has a home in Hollywood, Florida, and is no stranger to law enforcement in the area.
In May 2022, he was arrested for allegedly stealing luxury Richard Mille watches in Miami, as previously reported.
The arrest came after he visited Miami’s Haimov Jewelers and placed a down payment on a Richard Mille watch by trading in his $80,000 platinum Rolex. But, he allegedly never went back to pay the remaining $200,000 balance and never made an effort to return the watch.
The actor was held on suspicion of stealing luxury watches.
His co-star Da’Vinchi, who plays Big Meech’s brother, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, on the series, helped secure his release. Da’Vinchi confirmed he stepped in to help in a video shared on Instagram.
“I just want y’all to know we just bailed my n-gga out, because we gotta finish season 2,” Da’Vinchi said. Meech then added, “My boy got me out though.”
Season 2 of BMF explores the Flenory brothers’ complicated relationships with their parents and each other, and the violence gripping Detroit in the 1980s.