Former 'L&HH' Star Benzino Facing 15 Years In Prison
By Peyton Blakemore
December 12, 2018
Benzino is going to have to fight like he's never fought before.
According to TMZ, the former Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star is gearing up for "the battle of his life right now" as he prepares for his impending court case in connection to an arrest back in January 2017. Benzino was charged with felony possession of 22 grams of THC oil gummies, felony possession of six MDMA pills, and misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
According to legal documents, obtained by TMZ, "cops executed a search warrant at the producer's [Atlanta] apartment and found the drugs in drawers and on the kitchen counters." Benzino was arrested and posted $12k bail. While the former reality star's legal team argued the search was illegal, a judge ultimately ruled in favor of ATL authorities, saying the search was legal.
Benzino has been waiting for his day in court for nearly two years, and he may finally have it (unless he cops a plea) as soon as next month, the gossip site reports. He is set to receive his trial date Wednesday (December 12).
If convicted, Benzino could face up to 15 years behind bars.
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