BROWARD COUNTY, FL – So much for NLE Choppa’s spiritual transition into NLE Chakra. According to Florida jail records, Choppa — born Byron Potts — was arrested on burglary, drugs and weapons charges on Sunday (March 28). He was booked into Broward County Jail in downtown Fort Lauderdale where he still remains behind bars.
Choppa is being hit with charges for burglary of an unoccupied structure, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of cannabis of 20 grams or less and possession of the generic version of Xanax called Alprazolam. The HipHopDX Rookie of the Year nominee’s bond is currently listed at $4,500.
The 18-year-old had been living a clean lifestyle while leaning on meditation to stay on the straight-and-narrow. Choppa also told Fox Soul’s The Mix he had stopped smoking weed earlier this year.
“After I got out that meditation, I just started to realize everything was energy,” the Memphis native explained after trying to meditate for the first time. “I tried to smoke when I came out of my meditation and I ate some meat, and after I did that, I felt the same way I did before I meditated. I started to realize what was making me think a certain way. I kid you not, I cold-turkeyed myself a few days later and I stopped eating meat. I told my friends if they was around me smoking weed, they couldn’t be around me. I really started to cut a lot out of my life.”
The story will be updated as more information is available.