Kodak Black was arrested and charged with trafficking oxycodone of less than 25 grams—a first-degree felony charge—and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription on Friday afternoon (July 15) after being pulled over for a traffic stop in Fort Lauderdale, the Miami Herald reports and arrest records confirm. Online records show he’s currently being held without bail at Broward County Jail in Florida.
According to a report sent to the Miami Herald by Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho, Kodak Black was driving an SUV with window tints that “appeared to be darker than the legal limit” and an expired registration tag when he was pulled over. After allegedly smelling marijuana, troopers searched the car and found 31 white tablets (later identified as oxycodone) in a clear bag and $74,960 in cash. The rapper’s driver’s license expired more than 30 days prior to the traffic stop as well, according to the report. Pitchfork has contacted Kodak Black’s legal team for comment.
Last year, Donald Trump pardoned Kodak Black after he was sentenced to nearly four years in prison following a May 2019 arrest for indicating on paperwork that he was not under indictment while trying to purchase firearms. At the time, the rapper was out on bond for sexual assault charges in South Carolina. In March 2020, Kodak Black pled guilty to second degree criminal possession of a weapon following an April 2019 arrest at the border between the United States and Canada. The rapper was in prison when Trump issued a pardon on his final full day in office. Kodak Black quickly addressed his clemency on the song “Last Day In.”
In April 2021, Kodak Black pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery stemming from his assault of a high school student in 2016. The rapper was indicted on first degree sexual assault charges in 2017. He received a suspended 10-year sentence in return for the plea deal, but is currently on his 18-month-long probation.
Back for Everything, Kodak Black’s latest studio album, came out in February. He also appears on Kendrick Lamar’s new record Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Read “5 Takeaways From Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” on the Pitch.