Waka Flocka Surrenders to Police, Faces Slew of Charges
Waka Flocka Flame surrendered to Georgia police on Monday (Jan. 3) to face charges after a raid of his home last month. According to TMZ, he was booked by the Henry County Police Department on a slew of charges including possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of firearm by convicted felon, violation of probation for driving on a suspended license, and possession of the prescription drug hydrocodone.
Waka, born Juaquin Malphurs, is currently being held on $31,950 bail and apparently wanted to make the right decision in surrendering. The 24-year-old’s mother and manager, Debra Antney, noted that he turned himself in “because he wanted to do the right thing and didn’t want to run.”
Ironically, the ‘No Hands’ rapper isn’t the only one kicking off the new year with a trip to the slammer. His musical counterpart, Gucci Mane, is also back behind bars, in nearby Fulton County, after a judge ordered him into custody on charges that he violated the terms of his probation. If convicted on this latest charge, Gucci is facing up to 17 months behind bars, while a hearing for Waka is scheduled for Tuesday (Jan. 4).