NeNe Leakes’ Son Falsely Used His Brother’s Identity In Fentanyl Possession Arrest, Can’t Afford An Attorney
NeNe Leakes‘ son Bryson Bryant is facing drug possession and providing false information to police charges.
Per a criminal warrant obtained by Radar Online, Bryson Bryant was apprehended by Gwinnett County police officers on July 3 at a residence located on Farmington Court’s 2400 block.
According to the report, the responding officer was dispatched to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity, only to discover Bryson seated on the grass in front of the residence.
During the search of Bryson’s vehicle, law enforcement officers discovered a “small plastic bag containing a white powdery substance” on the center console, which the officer suspected to be either cocaine or fentanyl. Subsequent testing confirmed that the substance was indeed fentanyl, according to officials.
Bryson was peacefully taken into custody by the officers and transported to Gwinnett County Jail. He now faces charges of possession of a Schedule II-controlled substance as well as charges of loitering and prowling.
After being released on bond shortly thereafter, Bryson’s freedom was short-lived as authorities soon discovered that he had been providing them with false information.
During the interrogation, officers assert that Bryson provided false identification, claiming to be Brentt Leakes, his younger half-brother. Moreover, he allegedly provided an outdated address that no longer corresponded to the family’s current residence.
Once investigators uncovered Bryson’s true identity and realized that he had an outstanding probation violation warrant, he was promptly apprehended again. He now faces additional charges of providing false identification to a law enforcement officer.
Since his mother rose to fame on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Bryson has encountered numerous legal troubles, marking a pattern of run-ins with the law.
In 2011, Bryson’s first notable encounter with the law occurred when he was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) after exhibiting erratic lane-changing behavior. The following year, he faced another legal incident for driving with a suspended license.
Adding to his legal troubles, in 2015 Bryson faced yet another arrest after providing officers with a false name during a raid that took place at a McDonald’s location in Georgia.
During that period, Bryson, who is the son of Leakes and her ex, Calvin Bryant, found himself among a group of suspects accused of planning to produce counterfeit checks at a nearby fast-food establishment.
Although Bryson has chosen to stay away from the spotlight, certain aspects of his legal issues were previously documented on “RHOA,” shedding some light on his past legal troubles.
In a notable incident during Season 5 of RHOA, which aired in 2012, NeNe’s son made headlines when he was arrested for an alleged theft of razors from a Walmart store. The reality star’s son sought her assistance in posting bail following the arrest.
As of now, Bryson remains in custody and has not been released. He has a hearing scheduled for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. local time.
As per RadarOnline, Bryson lacks the financial means to secure a private attorney and will consequently rely on a court-appointed lawyer for his defense in this recent arrest.
Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.