News: Waka Flocks Away From Drug Charges, Catches Huge Break In House Raid Bust
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:10PM
Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame has reportedly avoided prosecution in a drug case relating to the raid of his Georgia home last winter.
According to reports, a lack of sufficient evidence helped Flocka avoid suiting up for court.
Waka Flocka Flame can rest a little easier today -- because a grand jury just CLEARED the rapper of all drug related charges stemming from a police raid on his Georgia home. A grand jury in Henry County, GA ruled ... there was not enough evidence against Waka to warrant a trial for the drug charges filed against him -- possession of a controlled substance and possession of weed measuring less than an ounce. Three other charges stemming from the raid were dropped before the case went in front of the grand jury. (TMZ)
In January, Flocka turned himself in to police after his home was raided.
Top-selling rapper Waka Flocka Flame will spend Tuesday night in a Georgia county jail after turning himself in on drugs and weapons charges. A bond hearing for the performer, whose real name is Jaquin Malphurs, has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, according to the Henry County Sheriff's office. The charges followed a raid on the rapper's home last month in a suburb south of Atlanta. (Reuters)
Within 24 hours, Flocka was released after posting bail.
Waka Flocka Flame was released from custody Wednesday (January 5) after turning himself in for an array of weapons and drug charges earlier this week. Deputy Fielder of Georgia's Henry County Sherriff's Office confirmed to MTV News that the Atlanta rapper, born Juaquin Malphurs, was at released at 3:33 p.m. after posting $31,950 bond. (MTV)
Last month, the rapper took responsibility for putting himself in negative situations.
"I don't think [rap artists are] being targeted. I think God do a lot of stuff to let you know. ... It always stop you in your tracks. That's just situations God put you through so you be a stronger man, 'cause it didn't kill us, it just made us stronger. It's just to let you know like, 'Boy, you doing good, why would you go over here and ... ,' you know what I'm saying?" (RapFix)
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