On Thursday (Dec. 15), Young Thug scored an evidence win in his RICO Act case after a judge granted a motion to suppress evidence.
According to FOX 5 Atlanta, Thug made his first court appearance in months alongside his legal team, who was seeking the return of the artist’s property. In 2015, officials seized a cell phone, computer, and a small amount of marijuana from Thug’s home. Yesterday, his lawyers labeled the search “illegal,” casting doubt on the existence and credibility of the warrants.
Prosecutors were able to extract additional evidence from Thug’s seized cell phone. However, it’s unclear what kind of evidence they found (ie. texts, photos, videos, etc.)
The defense argued to keep the findings out of the trial, while prosecutors said there was no valid reason to return the phone. But Judge Ural Glanville ruled in favor of the defense. So, prosecutors cannot use the associated evidence in the upcoming trial.
According to Complex, Thug’s trial will begin on January 5, 2023. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Williams’ previously requested a trial delay until March 2023, but a judge denied it.