YouTuber FPSRussia has opened up about his time in jail – describing it as ‘a bizarre f***ing’ expertise.
FPSRussia centred on the fictional character of Dimitri, performed by Kyle Myers, a ‘skilled Russian’ who used to point out off his spectacular arsenal of weapons and explosives in humorous movies.
FPSRussia first landed on YouTube again in 2010 and hit a million followers the subsequent yr. In truth, regardless of being inactive since 2016, the channel nonetheless has nearly seven million subscribers and has racked up a staggering 947 million views.
But in August 2017, Myers’ residence was raided brokers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) following allegations that Myers had been despatched 25 grams of butane honey oil by way of the mail.
Butane honey oil is a marijuana focus that’s excessive in THC.
A search of his property additionally resulted within the seizure of ‘quite a few weapons and drug paraphernalia’, based on a press release from the GBI on the time.
The assertion went on: “Myers was charged with possession of a schedule one substance with the intent to distribute (felony) and possession of drug associated objects (misdemeanour).”
In June 2019, Myers was sentenced to 2 months in jail and two years probation after pleading responsible to Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Butane Hash Oil – all different prices have been dismissed.
Since being launched, Myers has spoken about his time inside on the podcast Painkiller Already the place he stated it was ‘a bizarre f***ing time’.
Myers advised the podcast he spent 56 days inside, earlier than including that he had been ‘having an actual good time, assembly new fascinating folks, studying all types of recent fascinating methods and expertise and ways’.
He went on to say that he’d made some ‘actually good pals’ however admitted that he might not be capable of keep in touch together with his new-found mates as they’re ‘each felons’.
When requested how he saved himself busy whereas banged up, he stated: “Worked out a tonne, did numerous working, did numerous weight-reduction plan – misplaced 35 kilos.”
The arrest and jailing of Myers just isn’t the primary time FPSRussia made headlines for less-than-positive causes.
The YouTube channel was hit with tragedy when manufacturing crew member Keith Ratliff was discovered shot lifeless in his house in Georgia in January 2013 – prompting Myers to take a hiatus from creating content material. To date, the loss of life stays unsolved.