A Baltimore judge on Thursday acquitted local rapper Young Moose of all charges in a drug case following a four-day trial.
The charges against the 22-year-old rapper, whose real name is Kevron Evans, stemmed from a July 2014 drug raid on his family's Northeast Baltimore home, which police said was based in part on depictions of violence and drugs in his music videos.
Circuit Judge Christopher Panos acquitted Evans, as well as father, Kevin Evans Sr., following the conclusion of the trial and before sending the case to a jury. Panos said the state's case was too speculative for jurors to consider.
A day earlier, Panos acquitted Evans' brother Kevin Evans Jr. and mother Shedena Thornton of all charges.
The acquittal was the latest instance of Evans being cleared of legal troubles, following prosecutors' decision last fall to drop an assault case. But he remains jailed and held without bail after being arrested on firearms and drug charges filed after more police raids that took place earlier this month.