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Rapper Shyheim Franklin arrested

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Apr 24, 2013 | 3:36pm EDT

Rapper Shyheim Franklin has been arrested in New York. The hip-hop star, whose cousin and frequent collaborator is Wu-Tang Clan star Ghostface Killah, has been taken into custody in Staten Island after a police raid on his home on Friday (19Apr13) allegedly turned up a revolver, five rounds of ammunition, 41 small bags of heroine, and other drug paraphernalia. Franklin was booked at Rikers Island on a slew of of misdemeanour and felony charges, including second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. His bail has been set at $10,000 (GBP6,250), according to local publication Staten Island Advance.

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