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The U.S. Marshals, Memphis Police Department, Crime Stoppers and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have identified 23-year-old rapper Straight Drop, born Justin Johnson, as a suspect in the shooting death of Young Dolph. Johnson currently has a warrant out for his arrest and has been added to TBI’s “Most Wanted” list. He’s facing 1st degree murder, criminal attempt-1st degree and property theft.
WREG reported that Johnson also has a warrant for violation of federal supervised release and that the 23 year old has been added to the TBI’s “Most Wanted” List. Authorities are offering a $15,000 reward for his capture. The U.S. Marshals are offering up to $10,000, while the MPD and Crime Stoppers are offering up to $2,500 for his arrest.
But this isn’t Johnson’s first run-in with the law. According to ABC 24, In February 2017, the young rapper was charged for a shooting that took place in east Memphis.
The Shade Room is also reporting that as news spread about the search for Justin, people on his social media wrote, “FBI looking for you.” Plus, several people went back to his photo from November 2021 and pointed out he had a Paper Route Empire (PRE) emblem on his belt. PRE is Young Dolph’s label and one of the comments alleged that Johnson stole the emblem and posted the picture before Dolph died.
According to law enforcement, Johnson is about five feet, eight inches tall weighing about 190 pounds. He also has the name “Jaiya” tattooed on his right arm.