Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond was captured today in New York City by Drug Enforcement Agency officials as he exited the W Hotel in Manhattan. Rosemond has been on the run since May 29th, when it was announced that federal agents were seeking him.
As Reported By The New York Post:
Hip-hop talent agent James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond was arrested by DEA agents and charged today with heading a cocaine trafficking ring that operated on both the West and East coasts, authorities said.
Rosemond, who was a wanted fugitive, was hunted down by US Marshals and agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration after a long investigation, officials said.
The hip-hop mogul spotted the agents at about noon as he walked out of the W Hotel in Union Square, sources said.
Once on the street, Rosemond walked north and tried to outrun the agents until he was finally arrested on 21st Street and Park Avenue South.
The US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn charged Rosemond in a complaint today with orchestrating the delivery of multiple kilos of cocaine from Los Angeles to the New York City metropolitan area.
Millions of dollars in drug proceeds went from New York back to California, the complaint charged.
Rosemond is expected to be arraigned this afternoon in Brooklyn federal court.
The DEA probe was aided by two informants who were high-ranking members of Rosemond’s organization, the feds said.
Hundreds of kilos of cocaine was shipped to New York — sometimes encased in plastic that was covered with mustard in an effort to throw off drug-sniffing dogs.