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Rapper Kodak Black Faces New Legal Hurdles with Cocaine Possession, Evidence Tampering Charges in Plantation, Fla.

Rapper Kodak Black Faces New Legal Hurdles with Cocaine Possession, Evidence Tampering Charges in Plantation, Fla.Source: Instagram/kodakblack
Livi Miller
Published on December 08, 2023

Controversial rapper Kodak Black faces charges related to cocaine possession and tampering with evidence. According to Local10, the 26-year-old, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was arrested in Plantation, Fla., on Thursday.

The "Super Gremlin" rapper was expected to make a court appearance the same afternoon following his arrest. This incident piles onto a growing list of legal troubles for Kapri, who was last arrested in July 2022 for trafficking in oxycodone, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and driving with an expired license and tags. His previous encounter with law enforcement had revealed Kapri carrying about $75,000 in cash at the time.

An arrest warrant was issued previously after he failed to submit to random drug and alcohol testing on Feb. 3 as required. Shortly after, on February 8, a drug and alcohol test returned a positive result for fentanyl, according to his arrest report as reported by Local10.

Kapri's track record with the law is varied, dating back to weapons charges in 2019. In January 2021, he received a sentence commutation for those charges from then-President Donald Trump, who cut short his three-year term. In stark contrast to his legal issues, Kapri has been recognized for his community service. He was commemorated with a proclamation in Broward County for acts like paying school costs for the children of fallen FBI agents and donating to a local law school, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Commissioner Mark Bogen clearly stated, "I do not believe Mr. Black is worthy of that honor. Based on his past criminal conduct, this is not a man we should be honoring," as told to the Sun Sentinel. Demonstrating a mix of philanthropy and controversy, Kodak Black has also contributed to preventing West Palm Beach families from eviction, stepping in to cover the rent for 28 households in need, as reported by WPTV last year.

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