Afroman recently shared that his home in Ohio was raided on August 21 by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Although he was in Chicago at the time of the raid, his neighbors told him what was happening.
He also shared several security videos on Instagram showing law enforcement searching various areas of the house. “It’s supposed to be a drug and narcotics warrant. I had to pay top dollar for technicians to install my camera system. There are no drugs or guns on my screen. computer. They are burglars, thugs who break into the homes of law-abiding citizens and destroy property,” he wrote on August 29. “I had to pay cameramen thousands of dollars to installing my camera system on my doorstep spreading monkey pox all over my clothes and tearing up my camera systems so no one sees these thieves dressed as law enforcement officers stealing my money just like the cops in Saint Charles Missouri.
Afroman’s social media posts have grown in popularity. As of August 30, Afroman said he thanked “police officer Poundcake” for helping him gain 13,000 followers on TikTok. As of September 2, the TikTok post had 4.7 million views.
According to a TMZ Live interview with Afroman, law enforcement couldn’t find what they were looking for. “They took, like, cockroaches, a vape pen, and a jar of CBD. I think they thought I had hundreds and thousands of pounds or something,” he said. “They didn’t have to run down my driveway with AR-15s and all kinds of assault weapons. I would have gladly given them that. Afroman also mentioned that he had footage of cops pulling money out of his clothes pocket.
“They said they wanted me to come down and make a statement. I need a lawyer, I don’t know why they came here like this,” he said.
TMZ also asked Afroman about a previous burglary that also happened in the past. He said it took police three days to come to his home and write up a report on the incident. He continued to follow up with the local police station about the report. “I was following the progress of the case, and I guess the consistency of my calls irritated them. They said to me, ‘If you keep calling, it will be dealt with.’ I had a funny vibe, so I fell back, you know.
Investigators asked him to elaborate on the “fun vibe” and asked if that statement sounded like a threat. “You know, a cop talks politically correct…” Afroman started, but said he felt like the police station told him to stop calling.
On September 1, a local news channel covering the incident claimed that the search warrant mentioned “drug possession, drug trafficking and kidnapping”. “No kidnapping victims, no pounds of marijuana (especially in my suit pockets) or narcotics. No charges. No arrest warrant for me,” Afroman wrote. Just a few cockroaches in my ashtray in front the camera destroying my property, stealing my money like the cops in Saint Charles Missouri, and disconnecting my cameras so no one sees them stealing my money.
Ohio legalized medical cannabis in 2016, but recreational cannabis is not allowed. Although a legalization ballot initiative is in the works, it has been postponed until the 2023 elections.