Kodak Black to Remain in Prison Despite Dismissal of Drug Trafficking Charge



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Kodak Black‘s legal situation took a positive turn on Friday, Feb. 9, when his Florida drug possession charge was dismissed. However, despite this victory, the rapper will remain incarcerated due to an ongoing drug trafficking case from 2022.

In the recent incident on Dec. 7, Kodak Black faced legal issues once again, this time for cocaine possession and evidence tampering in Plantation, Florida. NBC Miami reported his arrest at Broward County Jail, with additional charges related to vehicle-related offenses and tampering with physical evidence.

Interestingly, the substance initially thought to be cocaine was, in fact, oxycodone. It turned out that the rapper had obtained a legitimate prescription for oxycodone in 2022, shedding new light on the situation.

Judge Barbara Duffy raised doubts about the prosecution’s ability to confirm or refute whether the rapper, whose real name is Bill Kapri, had a valid prescription for oxycodone, according to The Associated Press.

This legal trouble comes after a previous arrest in July 2022, where Kapri faced charges of drug trafficking. During that incident, authorities discovered 31 pills, suspected to be oxycodone, in his possession, along with over $70,000 in cash. Despite being released on bond, he was subjected to regular drug testing as a condition of his release.

Kapri was arrested and taken into federal custody as a result of probation violation on Dec. 17, 2023. Black still faces a tampering with evidence charge related to the arrest, but his attorney, Bradford Cohen, hopes to get that dismissed.


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