Rapper Kodak Black is released on a $75,000 bond after his arrest for oxycodone in Florida
After being detained close to Fort Lauderdale on suspicion of possessing a large number of oxycodone pills, Kodak Black was released from custody on a $75,000 bond on Saturday.
A reporter from NBC 6 South Florida posted a video showing the 25-year-old rapper leaving Broward County jail.
The rapper, whose legal name is Bill Kahan Kapri, had a hearing on Saturday morning, and according to his attorney, the bond had been negotiated there.
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According to authorities, Black’s windows were tinted darker than permitted, so Florida Highway Patrol pulled him over in Fort Lauderdale, according to Bloomberg.
The South Florida rapper’s vehicle was searched by police after they allegedly smelled marijuana. The search revealed 31 oxycodone pills and $74,960 in cash, the outlet reported.
— Ryan Nelson (@RyanNelsonTV) July 16, 2022
According to the report, Black’s registration and vehicle tag were also both expired.
Rapper “Super Gremlin” has spent much of his life in and out of jail and prison. He was given a four-year prison sentence in 2019 for possessing weapons, but former President Donald Trump commuted it to two years in 2021.
Bradford Cohen, Black’s attorney, predicted that his client would win in court.
On Saturday morning, Cohen wrote on Twitter, “Never judge a case based on an arrest.
Never Judge a case based on an arrest. There are always additional facts and circumstances that give rise to a defense, especially in this case. We will get him a bond today and move forward with resolving the matter quickly. #kodak #kodakblack
— Bradford Cohen (@bradfordcohen) July 16, 2022
Especially, in this case, there are always additional facts and circumstances that support a defense. We’ll work to quickly settle the issue by getting him a bond today.