Kodak Black arrested for drug trafficking and possession in Florida


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Kodak Black was arrested on Friday for drug possession and trafficking in Florida.

The rapper, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was jailed Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he is awaiting a bail hearing.

The Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement that troopers pulled over Black because he was driving a purple SUV with window tints that appeared darker than the legal limit.

Kodak Black was arrested Friday in Florida for drug possession and trafficking.
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They detected the smell of marijuana, then searched the SUV and found a small clear bag containing 31 white pills and nearly $75,000 in cash. The tablets were later identified as oxycodone.

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Black’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, caught on Twitter Friday and said they plan to “resolve the issue quickly” once Black is on bail.

“Never judge a case based on an arrest,” he wrote. “There are always additional facts and circumstances that give rise to a defense, particularly in this case. We will secure bail for him today and move forward with the expeditious resolution of the case.”

Black was granted clemency in 2020 by then-President Donald Trump for a three-year federal prison sentence.

Black was granted clemency in 2020 by then-President Donald Trump for a three-year federal prison sentence.
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In January 2020, then-President Donald Trump granted black clemency for a three-year federal prison sentence the rapper received for falsifying documents used to purchase weapons. By the time his sentence was commuted, Black had served about half the time.

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Black has upcoming performances scheduled, including an appearance at the 2022 Rolling Loud Festival in Miami. His performance day is July 24.

Black is scheduled to perform at Rolling Loud in Miami next week.

Black is scheduled to perform at Rolling Loud in Miami next week.
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Black has sold over 30 million singles and had several massive hits, including his most recent “Super Gremlin”, which peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 this year and a remix was released earlier this year by DJ David Guetta.

Other smash hits from Black include “Zeze”, “No Flockin'” and “Roll in Peace”.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.




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