Following his January arrest after police officers raided his Florida home, Kodak Black has pled not guilty to two charges, according to Local 10 ABC News. Originally, the rapper was slapped with a laundry list of charges, including grand theft of a firearm, child neglect, possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon, and two counts of probation violation.
Last week, three of those criminal charges—namely, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a delinquent, grand theft of a firearm, and child neglect—were dismissed by the State of Florida, and today, the rapper appeared in Broward County court to plead not guilty to possession of cannabis and possession of ammunition.
The January raid followed an Instagram Live video that depicted people in Kodak Black’s home smoking marijuana near an infant and holding a handgun. Officers allegedly found almost 95 grams of marijuana in the house. The rapper has been in jail since his arrest on January 18 and continues to be held without bond. He is due to appear in court next on May 3.
The rapper’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, claims that there were many people in the house at the time of the arrest, and his client did own the stolen gun found in the raid. For weeks now, Cohen has been arguing that there is something suspicious about the rapper’s arrest. Cohen has filed legal documents to depose three officers who were involved in the home raid. Additionally, the lawyer wants to find out why there is no body cam footage of the night in the question and why the gang task force was involved with this arrest.
This is not the first time Kodak Black has been mixed up with the law, and these aren't even the only charges he's currently facing. He was indicted on first-degree sexual assault charges last year and could face up to 30 years in prison for the alleged rape of a teenage girl in a South Carolina hotel room.