The codefendant was later brought to a hospital as he allegedly appeared to ingest contraband in an apparent attempt to “conceal further crimes."
The rapper's charge stemmed from an 88-page indictment that looked at activity by Young Slime Life criminal street gang members.
Young Thug, along with rapper Gunna, are one of dozens of men charged in a Georgia racketeering and gang case.
The new charges include participation in criminal street gang activity, possession of a machine gun and drug charges.
Authorities said Quartavius Mender, 18, allegedly posted messages on social media threatening to "assassinate" the Fulton County sheriff if the rapper wasn't freed.
Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens, was named in a grand jury indictment that included the Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug.
The Grammy-winning rapper was charged with gang-related crimes and violations of Georgia’s criminal racketeering law.
It's challenging the way the black community views masculinity.
Boosie Badazz is an interesting figure in hip-hop. A rapper originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he has amassed a following in some areas where he can sell out entire arenas alone.