Kodak Black is back in the spotlight. The Florida rapper’s lawyer is now seeking to dismiss his drug case involving charges of controlled substance possession and oxycodone trafficking. Kodak’s attorney contends that the seized pills were, in fact, Tylenol, not the illicit substances initially believed.
How It All Started
Kodak Black, the controversial rapper known for his hit song “Tunnel Vision,” is making headlines again, this time for his lawyer’s attempt to dismiss his drug case.
In July 2022, Kodak Black was arrested in Ft. Lauderdale and charged with possession of a controlled substance and trafficking oxycodone. However, his attorney, Bradford Cohen, argues that the pills seized by law enforcement were just Tylenol, not the illegal drugs they were thought to be.
Cohen, in his motion to dismiss obtained by TMZ, highlights that testing of a sample of the pills revealed their true nature.
The Blame Game
Moreover, Cohen is pointing fingers at FBI Special Agent James Mitchell, claiming bias against the South Florida native and accusing him of being involved in a massive cover-up orchestrated by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Cohen asserts that the prosecution attempted to withhold a body cam video showing an officer surveilling Kodak. In the video, the officer can be heard saying he’s “always ready,” and the camera focused on his firearm, creating a potentially intimidating atmosphere.
Adding to the controversy, Cohen asserts that the pills that were tested and proved to be Tylenol were destroyed during the process, and officials failed to provide any written report on the results.
This, according to the attorney, raises suspicions about the legitimacy of the case against Kodak Black. Cohen goes on to claim that the entire arrest and subsequent charges were part of a “coordinated takedown” of the rapper. With these allegations in mind, Kodak Black’s attorney is seeking to have the drug case entirely dismissed.
Cohen contends that the rapper’s arrest was a waste of taxpayer money and highlights the lack of evidence and transparency surrounding the investigation.
Updated By: Kynedei Iman Hobbs (11/14/23 at 4:12 pm)
Kodak Black Booked At Florida Jail & Released On New $250K Bond
Kodak Black had a brief encounter with the Broward County Jail in Florida. After being taken into custody for about an hour, Kodak posted a new bond of $250,000, allowing his release. The rapper’s legal proceedings, led by his lawyer Bradford Cohen, were at the center of his pretrial release. This pit stop at the jail resulted from a warrant issued for his arrest due to his failure to appear at a court-mandated drug screening, a requirement stemming from a previous arrest in 2022.
Kodak Black had been on pretrial release for a prescription drug case. This release came with certain obligations, including regular check-ins with authorities and mandatory urine tests. However, Kodak failed to fulfill these requirements, leading to a court appearance.
The South Florida rapper’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, argued for eliminating strict pretrial supervision in court. The judge granted the request but, as a result, increased Kodak’s bond from $75,000 to $250,000.
Although this meant the “Identity Theft” rapper had to go through the booking process again and take a new mugshot, it allowed him to be released from custody.
For Kodak’s legal team, this outcome is seen as a victory. With the elimination of pretrial service check-ins, Kodak will now be free to travel and tour without restrictions. This development is particularly significant as the rapper recently performed at the Kodak Black & Friends event on June 26, sharing the stage with other notable artists such as G Herbo and iCandy.
Updated on June 27th, 2023 by Dorian Waller
Arrest Warrant Issued For Kodak Black Following Absence At Drug Test Meeting
Kodak Black, also known as Bill Kapri, is facing further legal trouble as an arrest warrant has been issued due to his failure to attend a drug testing meeting. The warrant comes as a violation of the conditions of his pretrial release in a felony drug case in Broward County.
Kodak Black is facing an arrest warrant after allegedly missing a meeting with pretrial services in a felony drug case in Broward County. The warrant was issued on June 14, following the Pompano Beach rapper’s absence at a scheduled drug test on June 9.
This violation of his pretrial release conditions has led to further legal consequences for the rapper.
Legal Troubles & Previous Arrest
Kodak Black’s legal troubles extend beyond this recent arrest warrant. In July 2022, he was initially arrested on multiple charges, including trafficking in oxycodone, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and driving with an expired driver’s license and tags.
The rapper posted a $75,000 bond the day after his arrest. Furthermore, in February 2022, he failed a required drug test by testing positive for Fentanyl, resulting in further complications in his legal proceedings.
The Pompano Beach rapper is scheduled to appear in court on June 26 to address the allegations against him regarding the missed drug testing. However, his team has not made any official statements regarding the situation.
Kodak Black joins a growing list of rappers who have encountered severe legal problems recently. Artists like Quando Rondo, Blueface, and Playboi Carti have faced their fair share of legal challenges and found themselves in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.
Kodak Black Released From Jail After Being Arrested On Drug Charges
Florida rapper Kodak Black was released from jail on a $75k bond on Saturday, July 16. He was arrested the day before on drug trafficking charges.
Free From Jail
Last Saturday (July, 16), after being charged with the possession of oxycodone pills, Kodak Black, real name Bill Kahan Kapri, was released from jail on a $75k bond.
Around 5 pm on Saturday, a reporter from NBC6 posted a video on Twitter showing the rapper had left the Broward County Jail in South Florida.
“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,” said Bradford Cohen, Kodak’s defense attorney, in a tweet Saturday morning. Cohen also stated that they would move forward to resolve Kodak’s issue quickly.
Alleged Possession Of Oxycodone Pills
According to a tweet from Andy Slater, a radio talk show host based in Florida, this 25-year-old rapper was arrested on Friday because of trafficking.
“Cops pulled over the rapper and during a search found 30+ Oxycodone pills and over $50,000 in cash during a search.”
It was reported that while the rapper was driving a purple Dodge Durango on the Florida Highway, the patrol noticed that the tints of Kodak’s car windows seemed darker than the legal limit.
Also, it was discovered that the rapper’s license had expired, and so did the vehicle’s registration.
When the police searched the car, they found nearly $75,000 in cash and a small clear bag containing 31 white oxycodone tablets. According to the CDC, oxycodone is an opioid drug that treats pain and can be highly addictive. Overdosing on prescription opioids can stop breathing and lead to death.