LOCAL RAPPERS ‘BENJI BROTHERS’ INDICTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION AND GUN CHARGES
Rasheme Bridges, aka “Bam” or “Benji Bam,” 19, of St. Louis, and Kelton Rucker, aka “Kellz” or “Benji Kellz,” 19, of St. Louis, were indicted for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The two are signed to a major record label which came about after they built a huge following via social media.
According to the Indictment, on January 31, 2018, Rasheme Bridges and Kelton Rucker conspired with each other to steal a quantity of marijuana from a subject in the Cardonelet neighborhood of south St. Louis City. Rasheme Bridges brandished a firearm during the marijuana theft and Kelton Rucker discharged a firearm.
If convicted, the charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The charge of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime carries a minimum penalty of seven years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.