Kodak Black Arrested in Florida on Oxycodone Dealing Charges

Rapper Kodak Black was arrested Friday on charges of dealing oxycodone and possession of controlled substances.

The rapper, whose real name is Bill Capri, was pulled over in Fort Lauderdale by Florida Highway Patrol officers who said they suspect the shades on his windows were darker than allowed by law. according to the Miami Herald. They also said that his license and registration were expired.

Police said in their report that they searched Black’s purple Dodge Durango after smelling cannabis coming from the car and found nearly $75,000 in cash and 31 white pills later identified as oxycodone.

While the powerful pain reliever is often used in medicine to relieve pain, it has become a popular street drug and the focus of America’s widespread opioid epidemic.

Black was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances without a prescription and trafficking in less than 25 grams of oxycodone.

Kodak Black will perform at the Rolling Loud festival on July 24th.
Kodak Black will perform at the Rolling Loud festival on July 24th.

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The 25-year-old “Super Gremlin” rapper was pardoned in January 2021 by the former president. Donald Trump on the last day of his presidency. Black was released midway through a three-year federal prison sentence for forging documents to buy weapons. according to ABC News.

Black was sent to the Broward County Jail, where a $75,000 bail was set Saturday on human trafficking charges. No bail has yet been set on his charge of possession.

Representatives for Black did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.

“Never judge a case by arrest.” Black’s lawyer Bradford Cohen tweeted.. “There are always additional facts and circumstances that give rise to a defense, especially in this case.”

“Today we will provide him with bail and quickly begin to resolve this issue,” Cohen said.

Black’s last encounter with police came months after the rapper was arrested on charges of trespassing in South Florida, though prosecutors ultimately decided not to proceed with the case. April 2019 Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges. when crossing the US-Canadian border.

Trump, who pardoned that latest conviction, called Black “an outstanding artist and public figure” in a White House statement. according to CNN. Black has sold over 30 million singles and is currently still set to perform on July 24 at the Rolling Loud Festival 2022 which kicks off two days earlier.