Kilos And Cargo

Recently released documents have shined new light on a federal drug case against hip-hop mogul James Rosemond, who faces 18 felony charges for drug trafficking and other offenses.

Documents from a year-long Drug Enforcement Administration investigation obtained by The Smoking Gun website allege that Rosemond, who owns Czar Entertainment and represents The Game and Sean Kingston, directed his associates to hide contraband including cocaine and cash in road cases. The cases were then reportedly transported by an industry freight company between Interscope Records offices and studios in New York City and Los Angeles.

Police found nearly $800,000 in one road case in New York bound for L.A.

The investigation includes “65 pages of records from Rock-It Cargo” that reference “pickups and deliveries at … Interscope Records,” according to TSG.

“In light of Rosemond’s position as the CEO of Czar Entertainment … Rosemond was able to disguise these shipments as legitimate freight that was ostensibly needed by the performance artists he managed,” the papers state. “After the road cases containing cocaine arrived in music studios in New York City, members of the Rosemond organization retrieved the road cases and distributed the cocaine … collected the proceeds from cocaine sales, packed the cash into the road cases and transported them to music studios in Los Angeles.”

While it is unclear how a drug ring gained access to Interscope offices, TSG noted the operation could have had some help from a road manager for The Game, who has also allegedly been implicated in the scheme.

Rock-It Cargo released a statement clarifying that the company is “neither the subject of the investigation, nor implicated in any way” and “has provided the U.S. Attorney with all of the documentation it has requested.

“With regard to the current investigation, the company followed all of the government’s and its own required procedures and remains in compliance with all federal and state regulations.”

Interscope also denies involvement, and noted in a statement that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York has found “no evidence that any employee of UMG or Interscope Records had any involvement in the drug trafficking ring being prosecuted by that office, nor any knowledge of the contents of any of the packages that were purportedly shipped to its offices.”