DJ Drama's Aphilliates Music Group Raided, 50,000 CD's Confiscated
The Fulton County Swat Team, with assistance from Clayton County Police, entered the label's offices and studios at 147 Walker Street in the early evening hours.
Officials allegedly seized close to 50,000 CDs and took the 17 employees into custody for questioning.
According to authorities, the search executed sought only DJ Drama and Don Cannon, who were charged with making and selling illegal CDs.
"These guys are actively advertising online. They've got a website that they're advertising from, that's where you place your orders and that's how the orders are shipped out," Matthew Kilgo of the RIAA told local reporters. "Statistics also show that you can make up to a 90% profit just off the resale of counterfeit CDs. So there's huge money to be made in it, and there's no stigma attached to purchasing it."
In addition to the CDs, which were taken as evidence and will later be destroyed, police also seized computers, recording equipment and cars on the premises.
Representatives for the Aphilliates Music Group could not be reached for comment.
All links to mixtapes on The Aphilliates Music Group website has been removed and the GangstaGrillz.com website simply advertises a new Gangsta Grillz album by DJ Drama.