Rapper Waka Flocka bound over on drug charges

McDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - The Henry County sheriff's office says
rapper Waka Flocka Flame waived a court hearing and remains in jail
on drug and gun charges.

The rapper, whose real name is Juaquin James Malphurs,
surrendered on Monday and waived a hearing on Tuesday. His bond is more than $31,000, and his attorney says he hopes a probation
violation charge can be resolved this week so the rapper can be
released.

Malphurs faces charges of possessing marijuana and a controlled
substance, possessing a firearm by a convicted felon and possessing a firearm during a crime. He is charged with breaking anti-gang laws and violating probation for driving on a suspended license.

The charges stem from a search of the rapper's home. His
attorney, Ted Johnson, says the rapper was not home and the people
who were there should take responsibility.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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