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Kodak Black Avoids 15 Years in Prison, Two Weapons Charges Dropped

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Kodak Black attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Kodak Black has seen a promising update with his ongoing legal issues in his home state of Florida. 🤞

According to The Blast, two felony charges against Kodak of "possession of a firearm by a prohibited person," which could have resulted in a maximum 15-year prison sentence, have been dropped.

His lawyer, Bradford Cohen, was able to come to an agreement with Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle after she "listened to everything" he had to say about the rapper.

"At the end of the conversation, they were concerned that he couldn't get into the court-ordered drug treatment with an open case and a max security prison," Cohen added. "They agreed that the fair thing to do was to dismiss the case, so he can attend drug treatment and a lower security prison."

This latest shift comes as welcoming news for the rapper, who's currently serving a nearly four-year sentence in a maximum-security prison known as Big Sandy in Kentucky for giving false information on a firearms application.

The two weapons charges that Kodak dodged appear to stem from his arrest that happened right before he was going to perform at Rolling Loud 2019 in Miami.

As you can see below, Kodak's team recently launched a campaign to move the soon-to-be 23-year-old closer to his family near Pompano Beach, FL.

In early April, Kodak was handed one year of prison time after pleading guilty to attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in Niagara County, New York. Thankfully for him, the sentence is running concurrently with his present bid of 46 months.

For those waiting on new music from Kodak, you'll have to be patient. He's not scheduled to be released from prison until around August 2022.