Rapper 2 Chainz Enters Not Guilty Plea to Drug Possession For “sizzurp”
The rapper “2 Chainz”, who was arrested last June for possession of a controlled substance, entered a not guilty plea last week in court. The rapper was arrested for possession of codeine after he was removed from a flight at LAX when marijuana and a bottle of promethazine with codeine was found in his checked bag by airport security.
Codeine is a main ingredient used in the cocktail “sizzurp” which has been made famous by many southern rappers in recent time. Sizzurp is a mix of the drug with cough syrup and sometimes also mixed with Sprite.
2 Chainz is facing one felony count and up to three years in prison if convicted and sentenced to the maximum.
Many felony drug possession cases at the Airport court are those where people were possessing drugs in their baggage at LAX. If you have been charged with felony drug possession, possession of codeine or possession of promethazine, it is important to contact attorney Ross Erlich as soon as possible. Under certain circumstances, simple felony drug possession may be something that attorney Ross Erlich can have completely dismissed from your record upon successful completion of the PC 1000 program.
In California, the PC 1000 formal drug diversion program allows those charged with possession of a controlled substance for personal use (without any allegations of violence) to have their criminal proceedings suspended for 18 months while they complete a state-approved drug rehabilitation program that consists of at least 20 hours of education and/or treatment. If the defendant successfully completes this program, and does not pick up any new arrests during the 18 month diversion period, the court will dismiss the felony possession charge.
This diversion program is seen frequently in cases involving possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of ecstasy, possession of methamphetamine and possession of prescription medication.
There are other requirements and factors that are considered, but that is something attorney Ross Erlich can speak to you about during your free case consultation.
If you have been charged with drug possession in the Airport Court, drug possession in CCB, drug possession in Pasadena Court or drug possession anywhere in Los Angeles, contact attorney Ross Erlich today.