Benzino was arrested last year.
Benzino has been flying under the radar. In fact, he's remained so well hidden that TMZ only just learned that the former Love & Hip-Hop star was arrested last January and hit with some serious charges. Without counting his battle with Eminem, this may be the fiercest struggle Benzino has been faced with in his career. In January 2017, Benzino was charged with felony possession of THC oil gummies (22 grams), felony possession of 6 MDMA pills, and misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of weed. The laws against marijuana in Georgia are strict, as Benzino is now learning.
Legal documents obtained by TMZ state that Benzino's Atlanta apartment was raided by police, who found the drugs in his drawers and cabinets. He was arrested at the time and posted a $12k bail. Benzino's legal team tried to fight back against the authorities, claiming that the search and seizure was illegal. Unfortunately, a judge ruled that the cops searched the apartment legally. Benzino will learn today (December 12) when his case will go to trial. The case could head to trial as soon as next week if Benzino doesn't take a plea deal. He's looking at up to 15 years in prison for the crimes.