FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - After spending the past three months in jail rapper Dieuson Octave, known as Kodak Black, faced a Broward County judge on Tuesday.
Octave was arrested in April on charges of possession of cannabis, fleeing police at a high speed and disobeying a traffic device. He was also facing separate charges of robbery and false imprisonment.
In course, he took a plea deal for both cases.
The terms of the deal includes one year on house arrest and five years of probation.
During the hearing Atlantic Records executives spoke on Octave’s behalf and plead with the judge to withhold adjudication, which would stop the Pompano Beach rapper from being labeled a felon.
Executives said this was important because the rap artist would need to travel to other countries that may otherwise ban him because of the criminal distinction.
The judge eventually agreed.
When Octave was initially arrested police said they witnessed him in what they believe was a drug deal with two other men.
Octave and a man named Wisdom Williams sped away from the scene, according to police, and lead law enforcement on a chase which ended when Octave parked his car at 2017 Jackson Street in Hollywood, where police observed him throwing a black-colored firearm into a trash dumpster.
Police said they’d smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and that after the arrest had found a loaded Glock 23 pistol and a 30-round magazine of ammunition in the dumpster.
Another magazine was also found in the center console of the vehicle.
He’d faced at least 50 years in prison for the incident.
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