Grammy award-winning music producer Max Adam Lord has been charged with felony possession of assault weapons and silencers weeks after a barricade incident at his studio.
Lord, 30, and DeAvonte Kimble, 30, were both arrested after a barricade situation where the LAPD SWAT team was called in and found ‘several assault rifles, handguns, and 3 firearm suppressors, high-capacity magazines, assault rifle building parts/components, and thousands of rounds of ammunition’ on January 4.
In California, felony possession of an assault weapon can be penalized by three years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to one local law agency.
This is the lot of guns and ammunition found during a raid of Max Adam Lord’s studio
Lord is facing eight felony counts of possession of an assault weapon and four felony counts of possession of a silencer, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
‘It doesn’t matter if you are an influential member of the entertainment community or someone who has never been in the spotlight, my office will hold accountable anyone who illegally possesses these unlawful devices and deadly weapons,’ said District Attorney George Gascón in a statement Friday.
The criminal complaint states Lord, part of the massively successful 808Mafia music-producing group, was found with multiple semiautomatic rifles, AR-style altered semiautomatic pistols, and firearm silencers.
‘Assault weapons and devices that muffle a firearm are illegal in California,’ said Gascón. ‘The proliferation of firearms has skyrocketed since the beginning of the pandemic.’
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Lord said he was hosting Kimble when SWAT burst into the studio around 5.20am.
‘There was a very heavy show of force. A high number of officers with a lot of equipment. Luckily, they didn’t break too much stuff — other than turn the house upside down,’ Lord said.
This is music producer Max Adam Lord, 30, who has been charged with multiple counts of felony possession
Lord worked with late rapper Juice Wrld before his death in 2019
According to Lord, the raid stemmed from warrants related to Kimble.
‘They got a warrant that included the residence [Kimble] was in. It’s my studio. Essentially, I got dragged into it because of the other warrant [for Kimble],’ Lord said.
Kimble was charged with assault with a deadly weapon by the Los Angeles, but police did not provide additional insight into the incident.
He was also charged with being a parolee at large. His bail was revoked.
Lord told the LA Times he did not know about the assault with a deadly weapons charge when asked.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Kimble was arrested in 2018 on suspicion of illegal firearm possession alongside rapper G Herbo.
The sound engineer was arrested on January 6 and bailed out that same day
He is most well-known for his work with late rapper Juice Wrld
Kimble has been charged with two felony counts each of false imprisonment, possession of a firearm with a prior felony conviction, and resisting arrest.
He has also been charged with one misdemeanor count of escape from arrest, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded not guilty and will appear Monday at the Airport Branch Courthouse.
Kimble has not bailed out since his January 4 arrest, jail records indicate.
Lord’s bail was set at $35,000 and he was released on January 4
Lord’s bail was set at $35,000 and he was released on January 4.
He will next appear on Wednesday, January 25 at the Van Nuys Branch Courthouse.
When asked by the Los Angeles Times about the guns and ammo found at his studio, Lord declined to comment.
‘I wasn’t targeted. The detectives told me this would never happen to me,’ he said.
The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.
‘We must do everything we can to get these guns off the streets and out of the hands of those who don’t lawfully possess them,’ said Gascón.