U.K. Music Producer Convicted Of Attempted Murder Over $5 Drug Debt 

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The Metropolitan Police said the shooting was retribution for a drug debt of £3.50, equivalent to less than $5. 

A London-based music producer has been found guilty of attempted murder after shooting at a man over a drug debt of less than $5. 

31-year-old Marcus Adepoju, who goes by the stage name “Menace to Society,” was also convicted of multiple firearms and drug offenses following a trial that concluded on Friday, 23 February. 

In a statement, Metropolitan Police officer DC John Nightingale said: “Adepoju is an extremely dangerous individual who had no qualms about shooting a man through a window on a busy residential street. It is only through sheer good fortune that the victim was not more seriously injured or killed.” 

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The victim called cops in April 2023 to report a masked man shot at him through a window. The assailant fired three shots, narrowly missing the victim. He was left with superficial wounds from the shards of glass and extensive damage to the property. 

The suspect, later identified as Marcus Adepoju, was tracked via CCTV to a storage unit. Authorities subsequently searched the unit and an additional unit linked to Adepoju. The search uncovered two firearms alongside ammunition, drugs, cash and knives. 

Adepoju pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of a firearm at an earlier hearing. He also admitted to money laundering, possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of bladed articles.  

“Adepoju produced music under the stage name ‘Menace To Society,’” DC Nightingale added. “Sadly his actions reinforced this moniker and he will now pay the price for his crimes.” 

He will be sentenced at Southeast London’s Woolwich Crown Court on Friday, 12 April.