Rapper Kodak Black arrested in Florida for possession of cocaine, evidence tampering

Kodak Black is behind bars again following an arrest in Florida on charges of cocaine possession.

The rapper, born Bill Kapri, 26, was booked in a county jail on Thursday in Plantation, Florida, on charges that also include tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, improperly stopping or parking a vehicle and violating parole, according to arrest records obtained by USA TODAY.

The "Super Gremlin" rapper was arrested Thursday by a Plantation Police Department officer, who allegedly witnessed a black Bentley SUV blocking the roadway. The officer claims he saw Black asleep in the driver's seat and smelled a strong odor of burnt cannabis coming from the vehicle, according to a Plantation Police Department complaint affidavit.

Kodak Black is behind bars again following an arrest in Florida on charges of possession of cocaine.
Kodak Black is behind bars again following an arrest in Florida on charges of possession of cocaine.

USA TODAY has reached out to the rapper's attorney for comment.

Officers allegedly found cannabis wrapping paper and residue, a Styrofoam cup that smelled of alcohol and later, a white powder falling from Black, according to the arrest record. A clear plastic bag with a white chunky substance was also allegedly found in Black's pocket while the officer alleges Black's mouth was "full of white powder" in an attempt to conceal evidence. Field tests conducted by the officers allege the substance was cocaine.

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In July 2022, the Florida-born rapper was picked up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after Florida Highway Patrol pulled him over for driving an SUV with window tints darker than the legal limit.

The Florida Highway Patrol said in a release that they detected a marijuana smell and then searched the SUV and found a small clear bag with 31 white tablets and almost $75,000 in cash. The tablets were later identified as oxycodone.

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The agency says record checks also revealed that Black's vehicle tag and driver's license were both expired.

In 2022, Black was also arrested in South Florida on trespassing charges. Prosecutors later declined to proceed with the case.

In 2019, the "Tunnel Vision" rapper was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance. In January 2020, Black was granted a commutation for the sentence by outgoing President Donald Trump.

Contributing: Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY; The Associated Press

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