After being tied to both the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur and the murder of G-Unit affiliate, Lowell Fletcher, James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond, who’s been on the lam for the past month, was finally arrested by DEA agents June 21, and charged with heading a bicoastal cocaine trafficking ring.
According to the NY Post, after a lengthy investigation, U.S. Marshals and DEA agents tracked down Rosemond at the W Hotel in New York around noon. As Rosemond left the hotel, he was spotted by law enforcement, who then gave chase before catching and arresting him on 21st Street and Park Ave. South.
Rosemond was subsequently charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn with masterminding the delivery of multiple kilos of cocaine from Los Angeles to New York City.
Rosemond, who manages Brandy and Akon, originally shipped the cocaine cross-country in plastic bags covered in mustard to throw off drug-sniffing dogs. Afterwards, Rosemond cleverly used his own company, Czar Entertainment, as a cover to ship the drugs, stuffing them inside “road cases” (large containers meant to carry music equipment) and shipping the drugs east and the money west in freight transporters.
According to the feds, the DEA probe was aided by two high-ranking members of Rosemond’s organization who acted as informants for the DEA. Rosemond has now been arraigned in Brooklyn federal court.
The irony is that, last week, Dexter Isaac, the convict who admitted to being paid by Rosemond to shoot and rob Tupac Shakur in 1994, predicted Rosemond’s arrest when he accused the music mogul of ratting him out as an informant to authorities and claimed that they would soon come for him, too. Now, maybe the two of them can finally squash their feud behind bars. –nicholas robinson