Roommates, Kodak Black stood before a Miami federal judge, who sentenced him to 46 months in prison on weapons charges, the Miami Herald reports. Surprisingly enough, the verdict is much lower than the maximum 10-year sentence he was facing.
As we previously reported, the state of Florida had recommended Kodak receive 8 to 10 years in prison after he plead guilty in August to lying on a background form when he purchased handguns. He did the same thing a second time in attempt to buy more guns just months later.
The government argued Kodak be sentenced to 8 years, alleging he was involved in a prison fight that left one prison guard in a hospital. The judge rejected that recommendation, after further evidence proved Kodak was “under the influence of a controlled substance” when he attacked the guard.
The guard is reportedly still in the hospital awaiting surgery, and other guards were called to subdue Kodak and get him back into his cell.
In relation to his gun charges, Kodak’s lawyer argues that he purchased the guns to use for self-defense after receiving public death threats from gangs and gang members. He allegedly also bought a bullet proof Cadillac Escalade for safety.
His lawyer, Bradford Cohen, also argues that his upbringing has had a direct impact on the decisions he has made and the legal troubles he has found himself in. He said his client is “highly impressionable and heavily troubled” and has been “led astray by environmental pressures and influences.”
As we previously reported, Kodak was arrested on May 11th, right before he was set to perform at Rolling Loud in Miami. Authorities found both of his handguns during previous arrests, one back in January and one in April. Kodak was reportedly found with eight grams of marijuana and his handgun while crossing the Canada-U.S. border.
As of now, Kodak’s camp has no words, but he took to Instagram asking his followers and fans to hold it down for him!
“Hold it down while I’m on lock. Calling shots from the box #Literally”