Chief Keef heads to jail after positive test for marijuana
BY TINA SFONDELES Staff Reporter October 15, 2013 12:00PM
Keith Cozart / photo from Cook County Sheriff's office
Updated: November 17, 2013 6:21AM
Keith Cozart, better known as Chief Keef, raps that he hates being sober. And now a positive test for marijuana is sending the Chicago rapper to the Cook County Jail for 20 days, officials said Tuesday.
Cozart, 18, was ordered to jail during a hearing at the Skokie Courthouse, according to Cook County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari. Cozart turned 18 in August, and this is his first stint in the Cook County Jail.
He’ll spend time within the Cook County Department of Corrections drug program, and may not serve all 20 days, authorities said.
Cozart was required to undergo random drug testing following a May 27 arrest in Northfield for driving 110 mph in his black 2011 BMW on the Edens Expy.
He pleaded guilty to the charge and paid a $531 fine. He was also ordered to serve 18 months probation and complete 60 hours of community service, in addition to the random drug tests.
Cozart posted a picture of himself outside the courthouse on his Instagram account Tuesday morning: “OutSide Da Court House Turnning Myself In.”
Keef has served time in juvenile detention for pointing a gun at Chicago Police officers. He was sent back to juvenile detention earlier this year for a violation of his parole for handling a firearm in a promotional video.
Keef, who grew up in Englewood, currently lives in Northbrook. He gained notoriety last year for a gloating tweet sent from his account after the slaying of a rival rapper.
Cozart’s next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 6, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.