Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has been formally charged with felony drug possession. The hip-hop star was arrested last June at Los Angeles International Airport for reportedly possessing codeine and marijuana. According to TMZ, 2 Chainz has been officially charged and is scheduled to be arraigned next week.
According to reports, the former Playaz Circle star had under an ounce of marijuana when he was busted for the codeine. Codeine, aka Promethazine, is an ingredient used to make “purple drank,” or “sizzurp,” a popular recreational drug amongst numerous hip-hop stars. TSA agents at LAX discovered the codeine in one of 2 Chainz’s checked bags.
If convicted, 2 Chainz could face three years in prison.
The rapper had previously been arrested in Maryland for marijuana possession but was acquitted two months before the Los Angeles arrest. Just days before the LAX bust, 2 Chainz had been robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco, where he’d bragged about the quality of that city’s marijuana via a Twitter post.