Hip Hop Artist, Vic Mensa has been released from custody after he was arrested at Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport for being in possession of a stash of LSD and a variety of psychedelic mushrooms.
From Vic Mensa’s latest reply, it suggests that the rapper has currently been freed by the police. Vic Mensa, who seems to be overwhelmed by all that transpired in his first comment since his arrest, wrote on Twitter, “Wow what a trip”. Some few minutes later, the rapper in a follow-up tweet wrote: “I’m freeeeeee. Love you all, God works in mysterious ways”.
Several fans who were deeply distressed about Vic Mensa’s arrest reacted to his post. Some fans, expressing their excitement for his release, stating that Vic Mensa should be more careful next time he travels.
Others decided to make fun of him as they told him to use the mashrooms to prepare some soup to comfort himself.
Vic Mensa Arrested at D.C. Airport on Drug Charges
Vic Mensa was arrested at Washington, D.C.’s, Dulles International Airport on Saturday (Jan. 15) after returning to the U.S. from Ghana. The rapper was returning from a trip to Ghana where he and Chance the Rapper were pictured with the nation’s president.
According to a press release from the Customs and Border Protection office, the MC (born Victor Kwesi Mensah) was charged with felony narcotics possession charges after officials reportedly found LSD and a variety of psychedelic mushrooms in the rapper’s luggage.
After landing in D.C. around 7 a.m. on a flight from the African nation, CBP agents claimed that a secondary baggage examination yielded 41 grams of liquid LSD, around 124 grams of psilocybin (mushroom) capsules, 178 grams of psilocybin gummies and six grams of psilocybin mushrooms. At press time, it was unclear if Mensa was still in police custody.
The statement from CBP read in parts: “Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) Police officers responded and charged Mensah with felony narcotics possession charges. MWAA Police officers took custody of Mensah and the illicit narcotics”.
The statement further noted that though some states have decriminalized certain “personal quantities” of illicit narcotics, narcotics possession remains illegal under federal law.
Daniel Escobedo, Area Port Director for CBP’s Area Port of Washington, D.C., in a statement said: “Travelers can save themselves time and potential criminal charges during their international arrivals inspection if they took a few minutes to ensure that their luggage is drug free. Narcotics interdiction remains a Customs and Border Protection enforcement priority and we remain committed to working closely with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to ensure that those who transport illegal narcotics into the United States are investigated and prosecuted”.
Vic Mensa, who is 28 years old, had been chronicling his trip to Ghana with Chance the Rapper over the past few weeks, posting pictures of the pair with the nation’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Vic Mensa did not comment on his arrest, and the rapper did not appear to have commented on his social feeds.
The rapper’s most recent single, ‘UNIFIED’, a collaboration with Kami and Joey Purp, was released on January 11, 2021.