Rapper Pooh Shiesty could spend the next two decades in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiring to possess firearms “in furtherance of crimes of violence and drug trafficking,” the Department of Justice said Tuesday.
The 22-year-old performer, whose real name is Lontrell Williams Jr., admitted taking part in the conspiracy on three separate occasions, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida said in a press release to Urban Hollywood 411.
On July 7, 2020, in Memphis, Tennessee, Pooh Shiesty was inside a car when an occupant of the vehicle discharged a firearm at a gas station, prosecutors said.
In the second incident, Williams and his co-conspirators arrived at a meeting to acquire marijuana, codeine, and sneakers on Oct. 9, 2020, in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida. As previously reported, the street deal went sideways when Williams and his co-conspirators allegedly robbed the men and shot one of them in the buttocks. Following the assault, the group departed the scene with the victims’ marijuana, codeine, and sneakers
Third, on May 30, 2021, the rapper allegedly assaulted a victim with a firearm at a Miami strip club.
As part of the plea agreement, Pooh Shiesty will no longer face a life sentence. Instead, the rapper could get a maximum of 20 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Michael K. Moore will sentence him on a date to be announced.
The 22-year-old “Neighbors” rapper has been in custody for the last seven months. The Memphis native has a message on his Instagram page listing his inmate number and urging “supporters” to send him letters and pictures while he’s locked up in Miami.