nafla was sentenced for smoking marijuana that was found at his home in Seocho-gu, Seoul.
The rapper, real name Seok-bae (Nicholas) Choi, has previously been investigated for marijuana use in 2019. He was also involved in a scandal during his time in MKIT RAIN alongside fellow rappers Loopy, Young West, Owen and BLOO; the ex-labelmates were caught by Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency's drug investigation unit for marijuana usage. However, in this instance nafla was suspended from indictment as a first-time offender.
In June 2020, nafla was found to have possessed and smoked marijuana. This led to him leaving MKIT RAIN in December 2020, and more recently he was sentenced for this with the charge of violating the Narcotics Control Act. At first instance, the trial has resulted in a sentencing of ten months of suspended prison time (no time in prison); two years of probation, and 120 hours of community service. This means that nafla must not break the law again during the probation period of two years, otherwise he will have to serve the suspended prison time. Since this is the outcome of the first trial, there is still the opportunity for nafla's legal team to appeal the ruling which could potentially lessen the sentence or void it entirely. The court has also considered nafla's diagnoses of depression and panic disorder as reasoning for his marijuana usage.