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Former Bad Boy Records Artist, Loon, Still in Prison Due To Paperwork Being Delayed Because of COVID-19 Issues There; Recently Granted Compassionate Release Due To Health Issues and Claiming He’s Not a Threat After Serving Eight Years For Selling Heroin

By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer

Loon, former Bad Boy Records artist known most for his appearance on Diddy’s ‘I Need a Girl’ record featuring Usher, is now almost a free man. According to XXL, he has officially been granted “instant compassionate release” after serving eight years due to him selling heroin.

US District Judge Terrence Boyle converted Loon’s sentence to time served. This came after Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Faith Evans, and more signed a document which was forwarded to Donald Trump. He is not officially a free man at the moment though as his Twitter feed revealed that there is still paperwork is delayed due to COVID-19 at the prison Loon is located.

The compassionate release was initially filed on June 2. It stated that Loon suffers from latent tuberculosis and also dealt with acute laryngopharyngitis, acute bronchitis and bronchopneumonia. He also believed that he could suffer further health issues from the pandemic. He also added that he is not a threat to others.

“He has spent significant time in custody and has demonstrated an ability to comport with the rules,” reads one part of the ruling. “If released, he will reside with family and will be required to complete a term of supervised release during which his conduct will be monitored by Probation. Based on the foregoing, defendant has demonstrated that extraordinary and compelling reasons warrant a reduction in his sentence and that a sentence reduction otherwise comports with the applicable statutory and policy requirements.”

Loon’s arrest initially took place on May 7, 2012. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. The sentencing came with 168 months in prison along with four years of supervised release. Prior to serving his sentence, Loon also converted to Islam and legally changed his name to Amir Junaid Muhadith.

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