BREAKING NEWS: DJ Drama’s Aphilliates Music Group Raided, 50,000 CD’s Confiscated

The downtown Atlanta,

GA offices of the Aphilliates Music Group were raided this afternoon (January

16), resulting in the arrests of 28-year-old Tyree "DJ Drama" Simmons

and 27-year-old Donald Cannon, also known as DJ Don Cannon.The

Fulton County Swat Team, with assistance from Clayton County Police, entered the

label’s offices and studios at 147 Walker Street in the early evening hours. Officials

allegedly seized close to 50,000 CDs and took the 17 employees into custody for

questioning. According

to Sgt. Nikita Hightower with the Fulton County Sheriff’s office, the warrant

was executed by Clayton County officers, which is just south of Atlanta.

DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon were charged with racketeering and are being held at

the Fulton County jail without bond. According

to authorities, the search executed sought only DJ Drama and Don Cannon, who were

allegedly charged with racketeering. "These

guys are actively advertising online. They’ve got a website that they’re advertising

from, that’s where you place your orders and that’s how the orders are shipped

out," Matthew Kilgo of the RIAA told local reporters. "Statistics also

show that you can make up to a 90% profit just off the resale of counterfeit CDs.

So there’s huge money to be made in it, and there’s no stigma attached to purchasing

it."In

addition to the CDs, which were taken as evidence and will later be destroyed,

police also seized computers, recording equipment and cars on the premises. Representatives

for the Aphilliates Music Group could not be reached for comment.All

links to mixtapes on The

Aphilliates Music Group website has been removed and the GangstaGrillz.com

website simply advertises a new Gangsta Grillz album by DJ Drama.DJ

Drama and DJ Don Cannon will appear in court tomorrow at 11:00 am.

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