Just In: Juice Wrld died after 'swallowing painkillers to HIDE them from cops'

Late rapper Juice Wrld died after he reportedly swallowed a number of Percocet painkillers to hide them from police as they searched his luggage for drugs and guns in a hangar inside Chicago’s Midway Airport on Sunday.

Police and federal agents had been waiting inside the Atlantic Aviation hangar for the 21-year-old’s flight to arrive from Los Angeles at 1:30am yesterday morning, following a tip the musician was in possession of contraband.

Last month sources revealed the rapper had a run in with officials at LAX when his entourage was mobbed by sniffer dogs. They were later allowed to board the flight to Sydney, Australia.

Sunday's raid of the plane was prompted by the pilot flying the ‘Lucid Dreams’ star's jet, who reported that guns and drugs were being carried on board, according to TMZ.

As officers began sifting through his and his entourage's suitcases, the up and coming artist – real name Jarad Higgins – was reportedly seen swallowing several Percocet pills in what witnesses believe was an attempt to hide them.

Sources say the consumption of the pills likely contributed to Higgins' death in a possible overdose, as, shortly afterwards he began ‘convulsing' and then suffered a seizure. 

An agent is said to have administered Higgins two doses of Narcan, an emergency treatment used when an opioid overdose is suspected.

Higgins, who ominously once rapped 'What's the 27 club? We ain't making it past 21,' had been due to attend his 21st birthday on the night of his death, Page Six reported. 


The search of luggage aboard the jet yielded 70 pounds - or 41 ‘vacuum-sealed’ bags - of marijuana and six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup, which contains opioids

Juice Wrld (seen right aboard the jet) is said to have suffered from a Percocet ‘problem’ and had taken ‘several unknown pills’ moments before falling ill

Higgins eventually woke up after 40 minutes of treatment but was incoherent and bleeding from the mouth, police said. He’s understood to have been conscious when he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn but was pronounced dead just an hour later.

A search of luggage aboard the jet yielded 41 ‘vacuum-sealed’ bags - or 70 pounds - of marijuana and six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup, which contains opioids.

Investigators also confirmed that two 9mm pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition magazine and metal-piercing bullets were also found.

One of the rapper’s friends told TMZ that Higgins suffered from a Percocet ‘problem’ and would regularly consume the highly-addictive opioid, which can have fatal side-effects when mixed with alcohol or other substances.

For now, it remains unclear whether the drugs played a role in Higgins’ sudden passing, with a specific cause of death yet to be determined by officials.

An autopsy is slated to be carried out by the Cook County Medical examiner later Monday.

The rapper had been with around 10 or 12 people at the time of the fatal seizure, including his girlfriend Ally Lotti and his two security guards, Henry Dean, 27, of Chicago, and Christopher Long, 36, of California.

Both Long and Dean were arrested by the Chicago Police Department at the airport after they were found to be in possession of the three guns found in the search, in addition to a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing bullets.

Two 9mm pistols and the high-capacity magazine were taken from Dean, police said. A .40-caliber pistol was suspected to be the property of Long.

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Both Long and Dean were arrested by the Chicago Police Department at the airport after they were found to be in possession of the three guns found in the search, in addition to a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing bullets.

Two 9mm pistols and the high-capacity magazine were taken from Dean, police said. A .40-caliber pistol was suspected to be the property of Long.

Dean was charged with carrying a concealed firearm at an airport and possessing a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing bullets, police said. He had a permit to carry a gun in Illinois, but weapons are banned from being carried in airports.

Long, meanwhile, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. They have both been released since and are due in court later this month.

No drug charges have yet been filed against any of the people on board the flight.

The marijuana and codeine was found in suitcases that didn’t have name tags on them and an investigation remains ongoing, police said.

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