Weeks before Juice Wrld, Jarad Higgins, died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Chicago, drug-sniffing dogs at LAX had detected drugs in luggage
When LAX authorities inspected Juice Wrld's plane, a twin-engine Gulfstream jet, they found about 70 lbs of marijuana, 6 bottles of codeine syrup. His security detail, Henry Dean and Christopher Long, were arrested for carrying firearms with armor-piercing bullets. Dean had a gun carry permit for Illinois but was arrested anyway since weapons were not allowed in airports. Since the suitcases carrying the marijuana did not have name tags on them, no one else has been charged.
Weeks before his death, drug-sniffing dogs had detected drugs on him at LAX during a routine search before his place was set to take off to Australia, but their plane was allowed to depart.
Authorities believed that Higgins, who had just turned 21-years-old, had died after complications from swallowing Percocet opioid pills, which he possibly might have swallowed to hide from a search by Homeland Security.