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Diddy’s alleged drug mule, Brendan Paul, hit with felony drug charges

The former Syracuse basketball player has been formally charged with felony cocaine possession
Brendan Paul mugshot
Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department

Brendan Paul, the man alleged to be a drug mule for Sean “Diddy” Combs, has been formally charged with felony cocaine possession after being arrested last month.

Paul entered a plea of not guilty via his attorney Brian Bieber during a “very brief” hearing at Miami’s Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building on April 24. Per court documents, additional felony charges for possession of marijuana-infused candy against Paul were dropped.


“We will be dealing with this case in the courtroom, not the court of public opinion,” Bieber said via statement.

The former D1 athlete was arrested on felony cocaine and marijuana charges on March 27 at Miami’s Opa-Locka airport by Miami-Dade police, who were working with Homeland Security in connection to the recent raids of Combs’ Miami and Los Angeles homes. Paul was said to have been caught with the drugs in his travel bags.


Federal agent task forces raided both of Combs’ homes on March 24 in connection to several sex trafficking allegations filed against him in multiple lawsuits. Combs was not present during either raid as his private jet was tracked to Antigua. The mogul was later spotted with Paul at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.

It was the civil sexual assault lawsuit brought forth by producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones who claimed that while working for months on Diddy’s project, The Love Album: Off the Grid, he witnessed Paul acting as a “mule” that acquired and transported drugs for the “Need Somebody” artist.

Paul’s bond was set at $2,500. His next hearing is scheduled for May 17.

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