A hip hop mogul implicated last week in the 1994 Times Square shooting of Tupac Shakur was arrested Tuesday for running a multi-million dollar bi-coastal cocaine ring.
James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals at the W Hotel in Union Square to face federal drug charges after a month-long manhunt.
"The Rosemond Organization distributed hundreds of kilograms of cocaine since 2008 and generated millions of dollars through its narcotics sales," according to a 21-page federal complaint.
The drug ring routinely slathered its vacuum-sealed packages of cocaine and cash in mustard to keep drug-sniffing dogs off the scent, the complaint said.
The ring also used "road cases" typically used to ship musical instruments to send cocaine and money from coast to coast, authorities said.
Rosemond was hiding in plain sight at the posh hotel where the rooms can run $1,000 a night and the opulent features include in-room spa treatments, goose down pillows and 24-hour room service.
The Czar Entertainment head tried to bolt the Manhattan hotel but was tackled by marshals Tuesday morning, and chipped a tooth when he fell, officials said.
He is due in Brooklyn Federal Court on charges of masterminding the ring that imported shipments of cocaine from California to New York.
In addition to the drug charges, Rosemond is accused of witness tampering and obstruction of justice, authorities said.
Rosemond was sold out by high-ranking members of the drug ring who cooperated with federal authorities, the complaint said.
Investigators also collected incriminating e-mails, text messages and tapped phone conversations implicating Rosemond, according to the complaint.
In one of the calls, Rosemond - unaware he was speaking to an informant - detailed his plans to get fake ID and go on the lam.
"Move like you on the run right now n-----," Rosemond advised. "'Cause that is what I'm doing right now n-----, trying to get some ID, some new paperwork, all that s--- right now."
The complaint also charged that Rosemont considered murdering one drug ring associate after learning the man had met
with prosecutors about a possible plea deal.
Last week, convicted killer Dexter Isaac claimed Rosemond ignited the East Coast-West Coast rap wars that left rappers Shakur and Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace shot to death.
According to Isaac, Rosemond paid him $2,500 to shoot and rob Shakur at a Times Square recording studio in November 1994. The fallout led to Shakur's slaying in Las Vegas, and Wallace's murder in Los Angeles.
Rosemond has denied the allegation, and charged that Isaac - currently serving a life sentence - was a federal informant.