Autopsy: Juice WRLD Died Of OD After Swallowing Pills To Hide Them From Cops

Christopher Berg

An autopsy has confirmed Jarad Higgins, AKA Juice WRLD, diedof an accidental overdose.

by Holly Matkin and Christopher Berg

Chicago, IL - The Cook County Medical Examiner announced Wednesday that rapper Juice WRLD died of an accidental drug overdose after swallowing pills while police searched his private jet.

The 21-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jarad Higgins, died Dec. 8 after a seizure.

The medical examiner declared his death was the result of an overdose of oxycodone and codeine, and he also had THC, morphine, and caffeine in his system at the time, according to Chicago Tribune.

Law enforcement sources said that the pilot who was flying the private aircraft notified investigators about the drugs and firearms that Higgins and his entourage had brought onto the flight out of Los Angeles, TMZ reported.

Federal law enforcement officials were waiting for the plane when it landed at Chicago’s Midway Airport just after 1 a.m., according to The New York Times.

Higgins allegedly downed the pills sometime between when the plane landed and when federal investigators came on board, TMZ reported.

As police were questioning the dozens of passengers, Higgins suddenly went into convulsions, according to The New York Times.

Federal agents administered Narcan and summoned paramedics who arrived at the scene less than seven minutes later, Chicago Police Department (CPD) spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said.

Higgins was rushed to a hospital at 2:55 a.m., and was pronounced dead 11 minutes later, according to TMZ.

Investigators located six bottles of liquid codeine and approximately 70 pounds of marijuana packaged into 41 vacuum-sealed bags when they searched the Gulfstream jet, The New York Times reported.

They also located a .40-caliber handgun and two 9mm handguns, as well as a "high-capacity magazine" and metal-piercing ammunition.

The weapons and drugs were stuffed into suitcases without any personal items, and no names were affixed to the luggage, The New York Times reported.

Two of Higgins’ security guards, 27-year-old Henry Dean and 36-year-old Christopher Long, were arrested on misdemeanor weapons-related charges after the State’s Attorney’s office refused to file felony charges against them, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Dean has a license to carry a gun in the state of Illinois. He was charged with sale and/or possession of a high capacity magazine and metal piercing bullets and carrying a concealed firearm at an airport, according to FOX News

Long was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Both suspects have already been released from jail, according to TMZ.

It wasn’t the first time Higgins’ private jet had been searched by federal agents, FOX News reported.

The rapper’s belongings were also searched at LAX on Nov. 18, as he and his entourage were preparing to take off for Sydney, Australia.

It was unclear whether or not any illegal contraband was located during the search, but Higgins and his crew were allowed to take off as scheduled, FOX News reported.

Higgins tweeted a public apology for his drug abuse to his girlfriend on July 8.

“Bae I’m sorry I be tweaking, you’ve put up with more than ppl know I know I be scaring you, fuck Codeine I’m done,” the wrapper wrote. “I love you and im letting it be known publicly that ain’t shit fucking up the real love I found. Learn from this everyone. Addiction kills all but you can overcome.”

Originally a SoundCloud star, Higgins burst onto the mainstream pop scene in 2018, The New York Times reported.

His second album, “Death Race for Love,” debuted at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March.

Comments (32)
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flybynight
flybynight

Stupidity can and does kill as we can plainly see. 🙄

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

"Addiction kills all but you can overcome"

Well, he was half right...

JBoH
JBoH

"Learn from this everyone. Addiction kills all but you can overcome.”

Just not you.

BunnyBerigan
BunnyBerigan

I love it when the trash takes itself out. ^_^

LEO0301
LEO0301

Certainly not a good combination of drugs to take on an empty stomach.

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

Accidental drug overdose ??? I'm pretty sure he swallowed them on purpose

Scattered
Scattered

Many addicts dont want to be addicts. Its a terrible place to be and its no different than alcoholism. Its a sickness and nobody knows what led to the addiction. So many people judge them less than human and think good riddance. When you go to a doctor or hospital to get help they look down their nose and treat you like a second class citizen and its why many dont seek help. There is a terrible stigma attached. Its not up to you people to judge and you ought to be ashamed of yourself. Its Gods job not yours! I am and always will be pro cop and have the utmost respect for them. On this I dont agree with the people that post. Nobody is perfect but have some compassion why dont you?

JG001
JG001

PLAY STUPID GAMES ...... WIN STUPID PRIZES

Akansan
Akansan

No loss there.

MV1972
MV1972

Say it isn’t so! ( insert sarcasm )

DR226
DR226

A 21 year old with a private jet and he feels that transporting 70 pounds of pot was a good idea. With his money he could've hired someone to deliver it. How stupid can you get, well he did swallow a shitton of pills and drank who knows how much codeine which resulted in his death. Kudos to the pilot...

NomonK
NomonK

I have to agree with @Schmidt to a large degree. Being addicted to anything is a tough place to be.
How many of you that are pleased a soul has passed are addicts yourself. Oh you deny it all day long. I'm not hooked. I can stop anytime. I just do it occasionally.
Being an Addict is being an Addict. Some addictions are more serious or more dangerous but it's still an addiction.
Yes there are some very opinionated hypocrites on here.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Oh well.

61mouse
61mouse

ROFLMFAO

Homicidecop
Homicidecop

Fucking moron

Asher21
Asher21

A 21 year old young man with his own private jet and Entourage? hell, I couldn't find my butt with both hands when I was 21.

jarhead24
jarhead24

This story has absolutely nothing to do with ADDICTION.
It’s about a criminal trying to hide the evidence so he would not go to jail, of course he could not eat the 70 pounds of weed that was on the plane.
Drugs, guns and strippers are a huge part of their career choices. He went out like a real gangsta. 🥱

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

He's a dead puddle if vomit. KILLED himself and society is one bag of puke better off without him.

GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

The world is a better place without that idiot!

CBoston
CBoston

Thinning the herd...


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