Kodak Black is facing two additional gun charges that could put him in prison for 30 years.
It’s only been a few days since the 22-year-old rapper was sentenced to federal prison and now new reports show he has been charged with two new counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The Miami Herald reports the Florida native is considered a “habitual violent offender,” which means the new felony charges each carries a maximum sentence of 30 years behind bars.
Kodak was sentenced to 46 months in prison on Wednesday for knowingly making false statements to unlawfully purchase a gun. His sexual assault charges in South Carolina banned him from buying a weapon. However, Kodak admitted to lying about his criminal history when he filled out a Firearms Transaction Record form back in January. The transaction was approved due to Kodak not using his social security number. Those two guns were later found at crime scenes, according to authorities. Reports show one of the guns was used to attack one of Kodak’s rivals. The gun contained a live round in its chamber and also had Kodak’s fingerprints. He has yet to be charged in that case.
After that purchase, Kodak attempted to buy more weapons in March. He did the same as before and provided false information about his criminal record, but this time he gave his correct social security number which resulted in him failing a background test.
U.S. District Court Judge Federico Moreno alluded to Kodak’s extensive criminal history during this week’s sentencing: “Young people do stupid things,” he said, as reported by the Sun-Sentinel. “But the problem is that you’ve been doing stupid things since you were 15.”