Kodak Black has pleaded not guilty after being arrested in Florida. As The Shade Room previously reported, the 26-year-old rapper was arrested in Plantation, Florida, on Wednesday, December 6.
Why Was The Rapper Arrested?
As The Shade Room previously reported, Plantation authorities allegedly found the rapper in his Bentley vehicle earlier this week. The rapper’s car blocked a road at the time, and his taillights were on.
When the officer approached the vehicle, they reportedly observed the rapper asleep with the window halfway down. Additionally, they noticed the smell of “burnt weed” and a cup of alcohol, per XXL.
While the officer reportedly ran the rapper’s driver’s license information, they observed white powder “falling from the rapper.” It was then determined that the substance was coming from Black’s mouth.
The rapper was arrested and booked into the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, and an “improper stop/stand/park/.”
At the time, it was reported that the rapper’s bail would be revealed after a bond hearing.
Additionally, it was reported that Black would appear in court on Thursday, December 7.
JUST IN: Kodak Black has been arrested for cocaine possession.
He is currently behind bars at the Broward County Sheriff's Office. pic.twitter.com/6xYndxznhQ
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) December 7, 2023
More Details Regarding Kodak Black’s Case, Plea & Release
According to case records via the Broward County Clerk of the Courts, Kodak Black’s Broward County case number is 23012882CF10A, and the case was officially filed on Friday, December 8, in the Central Courthouse.
The rapper, whose real name is Bill Kapri, will have his case overseen by Judge Michael Lynch.
Additionally, the case record states that Kodak Black’s bond amount for his possession of cocaine charge was set at $5,000 on Thursday, December 7. The bail amounts for charges of tampering with evidence and improper stop/stand/park remain undisclosed.
Furthermore, the record reveals that the rapper entered not-guilty pleas to all his charges on Friday, December 8, and was subsequently released with his bond being posted that same day.
According to a Notice of Appearance filed in Kodak Black’s case, he reportedly requests a trial by jury.
What The Court Expects Of Kodak Black Ahead Of His Trial
A Pretrial Services Supervision Order states that “upon receipt of bond,” the rapper must remain in Broward County, as well as the state of Florida. Additionally, Kodak Black must not violate state or federal laws and attend all hearings before his trial.
The 26-year-old will reportedly be on “standard pretrial supervision” and must report to his designated Pretrial Services Office twice a week via telephone.
The rapper is also required to submit to a substance abuse evaluation ten days after his release and attend any “recommended follow-up treatment.” Black may not consume alcohol or illegal substances under his pretrial supervision and will also submit to random drug and alcohol tests.
At this time, Kodak Black has not publicly addressed his recent arrest.