Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charges, Being Held
After being arrested on Tuesday following a month long manhunt, Hip-Hop manager Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to intentionally conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
Rosemond is currently being held without bail.
According to The Wall Street Journal:
Rosemond has been accused of being the leader of a “large-scale, bi-coastal narcotics trafficking organization that shipped cocaine” from Los Angeles to New York, according to a 21-page federal complaint.
The Rosemond Organization, as his alleged network is called in the document, “distributed hundreds of kilograms of cocaine since 2008 and generated millions of dollars through its narcotics sales.”
Some of the cocaine was “packaged in vaccum-sealing and covered in mustard” to avoid being detected by narcotics-sniffing dogs, the complaint alleges.
With all the charges hanging over Rosemond’s head and the fact that he ducked a federal arrest warrant, it will be tough getting off of these charges.
“This indictment was built on the backs of witnesses that have been threatened and bribed by federal prosecutors,” said Rosemond’s lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman. “And I plan to expose all of it. If the government wants a fight, they’re going to get a fight.”
Good luck with that one.