Atlanta, GA – Former Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Benzino reportedly pleaded responsible in his felony drug case on Thursday (January 17). According to TMZ, Benzino struck a plea cope with prosecutors to keep away from any jail time.
The Cobb County District Attorney’s Office confirmed to HipHopDX through e-mail that Benzino entered a responsible plea on the three expenses he was going through, together with Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana- Less than an Ounce. As a end result, he was sentenced to 2 years probation and fined $500 plus surcharges.
Benzino was arrested in January 2017 after cops raided his Atlanta condominium and found medication contained in the premises. He was charged with felony possession of THC oil gummies (22 grams), felony possession of six MDMA capsules and misdemeanor possession of lower than an oz of weed.
In a video interview, the previous co-owner of The Source mentioned he believes the search warrant was obtained illegally and that “racist police officers” have been behind the “trumped-up charges.”
If the case went to trial, Benzino may’ve confronted as much as 15 years in jail.