Chicago police officers who are investigating the death of American rapper Juice WRLD said they have found 41 bags of suspected marijuana and 6 bottles of suspected prescription liquid codeine in his private jet.
The 21-year-old, whose real name was Jarad Anthony Higgins, had a medical emergency on December 8 shortly after arriving at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. He was declared dead shortly afterward.
On Tuesday, Chicago police said they were called to assist federal authorities on Sunday at the airport “in regards to a private jet arriving at the airport which contained a large amount of narcotics.”
On arrival, the police found two loaded luggage carts from the plane and alerted the narcotic department for further investigation.
The police said the luggage was found to carry 41 bags of suspected marijuana, six bottles of suspected liquid codeine, and three firearms.
No occupants of the private jet claimed ownership of the luggage carts.
According to the police officers, the rapper had a seizure during the search and was given Narcan (naloxone) by a Homeland Security officer as an antidote to opioid overdose.
However, the cause of his death is still pending as an autopsy is yet to be done.
On Monday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office announced that additional studies, including “toxicology, histology, cardiac pathology and neuropathology tests,” are required to determine the cause of the rapper’s death.
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told CNN, “There were no signs of foul play and all individuals aboard the aircraft are cooperating with CPD and have given all of their information.”
The Lucid Dream singer was one of the most streamed and reposted artists in 2018. In a statement, Interscope Records said, “Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time. He was a gentle soul, whose creativity knew no bounds, an exceptional human being and artist who loved and cared for his fans above everything else.”