Kodak Black Arrested on Drug Charges During Traffic Stop in Florida

Kodak Black Arrested After Cops Find Over 30 Oxycodone Pills During Search Kodak Black Arrested on Drug Charges During Traffic Stop in Florida

Authorities claimed Friday that rapper Kodak Black was detained after a traffic encounter in Florida.

Black, whose actual name is Bill K. Kapri, was driving a purple Dodge Durango with an expired license when Florida Highway Patrol noticed the car had windows tinting "that seemed to be darker than the legal limit," according to a news release from the department. During a records check, it was also determined that the vehicle's registration had lapsed.

According to the announcement, when officers searched the automobile, they discovered over $75,000 in cash and a tiny transparent bag containing 31 white oxycodone tablets. According to the CDC, oxycodone is a kind of opioid medicine that reduces pain and can become extremely addictive.

Black, 25, was transferred to the Broward County Jail, where he was still being held Saturday morning, according to online records.
Bradford Cohen, Black's attorney, told CNN that he intends to "go forward" with the rapper's case.

"Never base a decision on an arrest. There are facts and circumstances that support a defense, particularly in this case "Cohen stated. "We secured a $75,000 bail and will move on with settling the dispute as soon as possible."

Black grew up in Pompano Beach, Florida. His breakthrough single was "Tunnel Vision," which reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

Black was convicted of more than three years in prison on weapons charges in November 2019 after pleading guilty to knowingly making false written statements while attempting to acquire firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer.
Former President Donald Trump commuted Black's weapons sentence on his final day in office, calling the rapper a "prominent artist and community leader" in a White House statement.