Yesterday, the charges against Kodak Black for marijuana possession and possession of ammunition were dropped, according to the rapper’s attorney, Bradford Cohen.
According to TMZ, the "Tunnel Vision" singer, who was arrested in Pembroke Pines, Florida, last January on several charges resulting from an Instagram live-feed video in 2015 that showed him passing marijuana and a gun around a young child, was facing seven felony charges that included child neglect, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and marijuana possession. In February, three of the charges were dropped and Kodak pleaded not guilty to the other two.
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Kodak, who has been sentenced to 364 days in jail, has already served three months, and he could be free by Sept. 17, 2018. He still faces sexual assault charges in October in South Carolina. According to the victim, she had attended a February 2016, concert at Treasure City in Florence, South Carolina. After the show, she followed Kodak back to his hotel room, where he allegedly tore off her clothes, bit her numerous times, and raped her while she screamed for help. In April 2017, the rapper was indicted by a grand jury and must stand trial for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
On Instagram, the rapper wrote after yesterday's decision, "First and foremost I want to thank the Lord for this blessing in disguise which was sending me back to jail January 18, 2018. Second, I want to thank the lord again for using my advocate Bradford Cohen as an instrument to speak through him and work diligently on my behalf. I would also like to thank Brad for seeing me as more than a client and for looking out for me as one of his family members."
The rapper initially faced up to 12 years behind bars for violating a prior probation before the charges were dropped. After he is freed, his probation and community control will also end. "Kodak [and I] are extremely happy to resolve this case with an excellent resolution. It was very nice to deal with a fair judge who understood the circumstances—along with prosecutors," Cohen said yesterday.