Returning from a trip to Africa, Vic Mensa was stopped and searched at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC on January 15. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) found the 28-year-old Chicago rapper in possession of LSD and psilocybin mushroom products.
According to a CBP press release: "Officers discovered about 41 grams of liquid Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), about 124 grams of Psilocybin capsules, 178 grams of Psilocybin gummies, and six grams of Psilocybin mushrooms concealed inside Mensa’s luggage."
Mensa, whose full name is Victor Mensah, was charged with felony narcotics possession and taken into custody. He'd been traveling with Chance the Rapper in Ghana prior to returning to the U.S.
“Narcotics interdiction remains a Customs and Border Protection enforcement priority and we remain committed to working closely with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to ensure that those who transport illegal narcotics into the United States are investigated and prosecuted," the release states, noting that "an average of 25 wanted criminals [are arrested] every day at our nation’s ports of entry."
He was previoulsy busted for possessing brass knuckles in Los Angeles in 2020.
Mensa received a Grammy nomination in 2016 for "All Day" (Best Rap Song). He's one of numerous writers of the song which was recorded by Kanye West (No. 15, 2015). Mensa had a moderate hit with "U Mad" featuring West also in 2015 on which Mensa raps, "All I need/Pussy, money, weed."