JUELZ SANTANA GUN CHARGE TRIAL POSTPONED
Juelz Santana’s scheduled trial on charges he tried to get a gun on a plane at an airport has been pushed back so he can continue negotiations for a plea deal.
A trial had been previously scheduled for early September but an order was filed this month to have it extended until Sept. 30 “to permit defense counsel the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation in this matter and to allow the parties to enter into plea negotiations.”
Santana, aka LaRon James, was arrested in March after authorities said Newark Liberty International Airport security found a loaded .38-caliber handgun and unprescribed oxycodone pills in a carry-on bag containing his identification. Santana left the area, leaving two bags behind, and turned himself in three days later.