Grammy award-winning music producer Max Adam Lord has been charged with possession of assault weapons and silencers weeks after a barricade incident at his studio.
Lord, 30, and DeAvonte Kimble, 30, were both arrested after a barricade situation in which the LAPD SWAT team called in and “found several assault rifles, small arms and 3 firearm suppressors, high-capacity magazines, and parts/components for building assault rifles.” , and thousands of ammunition’ on January 4.
The 30-year-old Lord is best known for his work on Juice Wrld’s posthumous album ‘Legends Never Die’ and has collaborated with major artists such as Cardi B, Future and Travis Scott.
In California, possession of an assault weapon is a felony punishable by three years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to a local law firm.
This is the batch of guns and ammunition found during a raid on Max Adam Lord’s studio
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Lord faces eight counts of possession of an assault weapon and four counts of possession of a silencer.
“It doesn’t matter if you are an influential member of the entertainment community or someone who has never been in the spotlight, my office will hold accountable anyone who illegally possesses these illegal devices and deadly weapons,” prosecutor George Gascón said in a statement. statement. statement Friday.
The indictment states that Lord, part of the hugely successful music-producing group 808Mafia, was found with multiple semi-automatic rifles, AR-style modified semi-automatic pistols and firearm silencers.
“Assault weapons and devices that silence a firearm are illegal in California,” Gascón said. “Since the start of the pandemic, gun proliferation has skyrocketed.”
In an interview with the Los Angeles TimesLord said he was hosting Kimble when SWAT burst into the studio around 5:20 am.
“There was a very heavy show of force. A large number of officers with a lot of equipment. Luckily they didn’t break too much stuff apart from turning the house upside down,” Lord said.
This is music producer Max Adam Lord, 30, who has been charged with multiple counts of felony possession
Lord worked with the late rapper Juice Wrld before his death in 2019
According to Lord, the raid stemmed from warrants for Kimble’s arrest.
“They got a search warrant that included the residence [Kimble] wash inside. It’s my studio. Essentially I was dragged into it because of the other order [for Kimble],’ said Lord.
Kimble was charged with assault with a deadly weapon by the Los Angeles Police Department, but police did not provide additional insight into the incident.
He was also charged with free play. His bail was revoked.
Lord told the LA Times that when asked he was unaware of the deadly weapons attack.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Kimble was arrested in 2018 on suspicion of illegal firearm possession alongside rapper G Herbo.
The sound engineer was arrested on January 6 and released the same day
He is most famous for his work with the late rapper Juice Wrld
Kimble has been charged with two felony counts each of false imprisonment, possession of a firearm with a prior felony conviction and resisting arrest.
He has also been charged with one felony charge of escaping arrest, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded not guilty and will appear at the Airport Department Courthouse.
Kimble has not been rescued since his arrest on Jan. 4, prison records show.
Lord’s bail was set at $35,000 and he was released on January 4
Lord’s bail was set at $35,000 and he was released on January 4.
He will then appear before the Van Nuys Branch court on Wednesday, January 25.
When asked by the Los Angeles Times about the guns and ammunition found in his studio, Lord declined to comment.
“I wasn’t the target. The detectives said this would never happen to me,” he said.
The case has been investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.
“We must do everything we can to get these guns off the streets and out of the hands of those who don’t legally own them,” Gascón said.