According to reports, Kodak Black pleads not guilty to marijuana possession. The rapper, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, also plead not guilty on Tuesday to the additional remaining charge, related to possession of a firearm, stemming from a January arrest.
Octave’s plead comes just a week after the State of Florida dropped several charges against the rapper, including possession of a weapon or ammunition by a delinquent, grand theft of a firearm and child neglect.
All of the charges stem from the aforementioned January arrest after police raided the rapper’s home. He was caught flaunting firearms and weed in a live video on his Instagram.
The video showed several people flaunting guns and drugs in front of an infant. Octave has been on probation since August 2016 and isn’t allowed to have guns or, obviously, drugs in his possession.
According to police reports, officers found 95 grams of pot in the rapper’s home and was later charged with grand theft of a firearm, two counts of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a felon, suspicion of committing child neglect and two counts of violating of probation.
At the time of the arrest, it was unclear whether or not the rapper was simply trolling his fans when police were clearly audible in the background. However, in the video, you can hear Octave talking with the Broward Sherriff’s Office, before getting arrested.
The rapper has remained behind bars since his January 18th arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court again on May 3rd.
Final Hit: Kodak Black Pleads Not Guilty To Marijuana Possession
Unfortunately, this is far from the first offense for the 20-year-old South Florida rapper.
Back in May 2016, Octave was arrested for possession of a firearm by a delinquent, armed robbery, false imprisonment and attempting to elude law enforcement.
Things got worse for black this past October, where he was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct after allegedly assaulting a teenage fan after a concert.
The rapper was eventually released December 1 on a $100,000 bond but could up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
So while Black’s gun and weed charges may stem from the January incident, the entire ordeal was exacerbated because of the rapper’s prior run-ins with the law.
And if it had only been weed, chances are, Black could have avoided the incident entirely, considering it’s been decriminalized in certain parts of Florida.
Then again, his probation and prior convictions likely would not have deterred cops from taking it easy on the young rapper.
However, he certainly wouldn’t be in the predicament he is in today.