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Georgia rapper among 19 named in sweeping gang, drug indictment

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia rapper has been named in a 49-count indictment against several people on gang and drug charges.

Tyquian Terrel Bowman, known as Quando Rondo, was one of 19 people indicted in Chatham County on Wednesday.

Bowman has been charged with violating the street gang terrorism and prevention act, two counts of conspiracy to violate the Georgia controlled substance act, and illegal use of a communication facility.

According to the indictment, Bowan is part of the Rollin’ 60′s gang and is accused of making members of the gang provide him with guns and setting up a marijuana sale in Macon before going there to buy it.

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He is also accused of buying hydrocodone pills on a separate occasion in Savannah.

According to the indictment, other gang members trafficked more than four grams of cocaine, about 20 grams of M30 pills, hydrocodone pills, and 28 grams of fentanyl. Some used jail phones to schedule drug sales. Others sold drugs out of a house located at 1301 E. 39th Street.

Bowman’s attorney, Jonah Pine, declined to make an immediate comment when reached by phone Tuesday.

As Quando Rondo, the rapper’s singles “I Remember” and “ABG” led to a deal with Atlantic Records, which released his debut album, “QPac,” in 2020. His follow-up album, “Recovery,” came out in March.

According to court records, Bowman is scheduled for a bond hearing on Friday in Chatham County.

In 2020, two people were killed and three others injured in a shooting outside an Atlanta lounge.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation told Channel 2 Action News that one of the victims is a popular rapper King Von.

The GBI said Dayvon Bennett, aka King Von, and a group of men left a nightclub and headed to the Monaco Hookah Lounge on Trinity Avenue.

Two men approached the group in the parking lot and the groups started to argue. The argument escalated into gunfire.

One of Bowman’s crew members, 22-year-old Timothy Leeks, was charged with felony murder.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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