February 26, 2024

Drug possession charge against rapper Kodak Black dismissed in Florida

A drug possession charge against South Florida rapper Kodak Black was dismissed Friday, two months after an arrest, although a drug trafficking case from 2022 stays ongoing.

Broward County Circuit Judge Barbara Duffy dominated that prosecutors couldn’t refute or negate the truth that the rapper, whose actual identify is Bill Kapri, had an oxycodone prescription crammed by a pharmacy, the Sun Sentinel reported.

Plantation police arrested Kapri in December after discovering him asleep on the wheel with white powder round his mouth, officers mentioned. The powder initially examined optimistic for cocaine, however a lab check later revealed it was oxycodone, for which Kapri obtained a prescription in July 2022.

Kapri nonetheless faces a tampering with proof charge associated to the arrest, however his lawyer, Bradford Cohen, hopes to get that dismissed, as properly. Kapri has been in a Miami federal detention middle since his arrest, which prompted his bond to be revoked in a separate case. Cohen hopes the drug charge being dismissed will immediate a federal decide to free Kapri.

Kapri was arrested in 2022 on fees of trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a managed substance with no prescription. He was freed on bond with common drug testing as a situation of his launch. Kapri was ordered to drug rehab for 30 days early final yr after lacking a drug check in February after which testing optimistic for fentanyl a number of days later, in keeping with court docket data. Then final June, a warrant for his arrest was issued after authorities mentioned he didn’t present up for a drug check.

In January 2021, then-President Donald Trump commuted a three-year federal jail sentence the rapper had for falsifying paperwork used to purchase weapons. Kapri had served about half his sentence.

As Kodak Black, Kapri has bought greater than 30 million singles, with large hits equivalent to “Super Gremlin,” which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2022.