Ra Diggs Faces Life Sentence After Drug Arrest
Waka Flocka associate and Murda Team rapper Ra Diggs has been arrested in New York City for participation in the what police refer to as the Gowanus Drug Trade. Authorities have targeted the trade, based around a neighborhood in downtown Brooklyn. for years. For more than two years, Ra Diggs, real name Ronald Herron, had been on their radar before his apprehension in Manhattan on October 5. If convicted, the rapper could face life in prison.
The New York Daily News is reporting that authorities had infiltrated the trade shortly after starting their investigation in 2008. Federal officers made hundreds of undercover buys within the Gowanus Houses, a housing project in the neighborhood, and they now claim that Diggs could be implicated in multiple open murder cases that arose as a result of the trade. None of those open murder cases have received charges, though. This arrest, which occurred outside Club Amnesia in Chelsea, is purely drug-related.
Ra Diggs was specifically targeted because of his outspoken public stances on drug dealing and violence. The rapper is a prolific Twitter and YouTube user and often gave authorities just what they needed to stay abreast of his day-to-day activities. He routinely used social media platforms to threaten to kill cops and posted pictures of himself with guns and bulletproof vests.
The timing couldn’t be worse for Herron, either. He received the biggest look of his career thus far with a feature on Waka Flocka’s ‘Flockaveli’ album that came out the same day as his arrest.