Diddy’s Alleged Drug ‘Mule’ Takes Plea Deal to Avoid Jail

Brendan Paul an alleged drug "mule" for Diddy was arrested on March 25, 2024. (Credit: Miami-Dade Corrections/Shutterstock)

Brendan Paul, the man accused in a lawsuit of being a drug “mule” for Sean “Diddy” Combs, has accepted a plea deal with prosecutors in Florida to avoid jail time.

On Thursday, May 16, Paul’s attorney told NBC 6 Miami his client agreed to a deal requiring him to enter a diversion program. Once he completes the six-month program, the case against him will be dismissed, the attorney said.

Paul, 25, was arrested by Miami-Dade police at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on March 25, at the same time federal agents raided Diddy’s homes in Los Angeles and Miami in connection with a sex trafficking investigation.

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Aaron Dyer, an attorney for the music mogul called the raids a “witch hunt.”

“This unprecedented ambush — paired with an advanced, coordinated media presence — leads to a premature rush to judgment of Mr. Combs and is nothing more than a witch hunt based on meritless accusations made in civil lawsuits,” Dyer said after the raids.

Diddy was not arrested and maintains his innocence.

Paul was taken into custody after local police said they found what was believed to be cocaine and gummies laced with marijuana in his luggage. He was initially charged with two felony drug possession counts.

During his arraignment hearing on April 24, he pleaded not guilty. Local media outlets reported one count of possession of a controlled substance was dropped as the case moved forward.

Paul was described as Diddy’s alleged drug “mule” in a sexual assault lawsuit filed by music producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones against the mogul in February.

The suit alleged Paul “acquires and distributes, Mr. Combs’ drugs and guns.”

The complaint additionally alleged one of Paul’s duties was to pay sex workers hired to entertain the Bad Boy Records founder and his guests.

In the TMZ documentary, The Downfall of Diddy, the mogul’s close friend and associate, music producer Stevie J, discussed Paul.

“Brendan’s one of Diddy’s assistants,” he said. “He was with him all the time, so they had a cool little relationship, a cool little brotherhood.”

Paul, who grew up in Ohio, played college basketball for two seasons at Syracuse University in New York before transferring in 2020 to Fairmont State University in West Virginia, Syracuse.com reported.

Paul’s player profile on the Syracuse University website said he majored in sports management and made the honor roll.

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