No indictment against Waka Flocka Flame

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Drug charges have been dropped for well-known rapper, Waka Flocka Flame, whose given name is Juaquin James Malphurs.

A Henry County Grand Jury returned a "no-bill" decision, during an indictment hearing for Malphurs. He had been charged with two counts of violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

"They found that there was insufficient evidence to indict him on possession of oxycodone and marijuana," Henry County District Attorney Tommy K. Floyd said Thursday.

The grand jury returned its decision just over a month ago, he said.

Henry County Police charged Malphurs with possession of the illegal drugs following a Dec. 16 raid at the rapper's Stockbridge home.

In January, Malphurs, 24, surrendered to police.

Another rapper, and others, were at the home of Waka Flocka Flame during the raid involving the Henry County Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE) Unit.

The police action eventually resulted in charges being filed against Waka Flocka Flame and others.

Waka Flocka Flame, said his attorney Ted Johnson, was not at his residence at the time of the raid. His attorney said others present claimed ownership of the drugs and weapons found by lawmen.

-- Elaine Rackley