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Ralo Sentenced to 8 Years in Marijuana Trafficking Case, Judge Grants Four-Years Credit

Gucci Mane artist Ralo, who had been behind bars since 2018, has now been sentenced to 8 years in prison for his Marijuana Trafficking arrest. The Atalanta native has been in Dekalb County Jail awaiting trial. According to an Instagram post on Wednesday night (June 1), Ralo has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

Four Years Credit Time Comes as A Sigh!

1017 Records artist Ralo was arrested in 2018 after federal agents accused him of trafficking over $2 million in marijuana. Since then, the rapper has been in DeKalb Country jail awaiting trial ever since and finally saw his day in court two months ago.

An Instagram post on Wednesday night revealed that the judge has sentenced him to eight years but has considered his time already served in jail. In light of this, Ralo is expected to be released by the end of this year. The caption reads as under:

“The Judge sentenced Ralo to 8 years in Federal Prison, he was given over 4 years credit time served. The BOP has also credited him 1 & 1/2 years for a good time. He was recommended 1-year ankle monitor after the halfway house approve his home address; which will bring him home to us late next year, but our goal is for him to complete his GED or RDAP Drug program so we can get another year off his sentence. That will bring him home to us in less than a year. We need prayer.”

However, there is a silver lining. Ralo has already served his time beyond bars and the judge has granted him four years credit for the same. Yes, despite the nearly decade-long sentence, it will be cut in more than half, thanks to the time already served! So yea, he is close to coming home.

Previous Appeal for Clemency

Ralo, who is signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 label, was arrested back in 2018 and accused of trafficking over $2 million in marijuana. The charges alleged that he was selling drugs from an apartment complex he rented in Atlanta while also flying nearly 1,000 lbs. of marijuana from California.

Previously, several prominent hip hop artists including Drake as well as cannabis and criminal justice activists banned together to support the Atlanta rapper Ralo, whose real name is Terrell Davis. Organized by cannabis clemency activist group Mission Green, the consortium sent a letter to President Biden advocating for the release of Ralo and others incarcerated on cannabis-related charges. It read as under:

“On behalf of Terrell Davis and his family, we strongly urge you to grant clemency for Mr Davis, who is serving federal time for a non-violent marijuana offense. The undersigned— musicians, actors, athletes, filmmakers, current and former elected and appointed government officials, advocates, and business leaders—strongly believe that justice necessitates the exercise of clemency in this case. Our nation’s view of cannabis has evolved, and it is indefensible to incarcerate citizens based on the unduly harsh attitudes of past generations.”

Previously, Ralo vowed to never snitch and stated that he could also have been home like 6ix9ine. Well, the time is not now, but it may be coming soon for him. Ralo will be reunited with his family after a long wait.
If you want to know about the most notable rappers who have been jailed, you can find the list here. As for Ralo, we hope that he learns a lesson from his jail time and becomes a better person for the sake of his family. Didn’t he get lucky? What do you think about this judgement?
Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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