Update: Kodak Black’s Attorney Says Oxycodone Pills Found During His Arrest Were Prescribed
Update #2: According to reports, Kodak Black’s attorney Bradford Cohen says the Oxycodone pills the rapper had on him at the time of his recent arrest were prescribed. Cohen claims that his client has “battled chronic pain” since he was shot in Los Angeles during this year’s Super Bowl weekend. Cohen argues that the pain killers are “necessary” to treat the injury.
In addition to that, Cohen adds that Kodak alleged he was assaulted by Kentucky federal prison guard prior to his January 2021 release. He supposedly uses the meds for the “ongoing pain from the attack.” Cohen says he’s proven to prosecutors the Oxycodone pills were legally prescribed in an effort to quickly resolve the matter.
Update #1: Kodak Black is demanding that the court allows his lawyer to test the alleged drugs seized by cops during his recent arrest.
According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline, Kodak Black’s attorney Bradford Cohen filed a motion to inspect evidence in the newly filed criminal case.
Kodak’s team is arguing that a drug test by a third party is,
“essential to ensure his right to a fair hearing, his right to confrontation, his right to prepare a defense on his own behalf, his right to effective assistance to counsel, and due process of law pursuant to the protections afforded to him by the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and the Florida Constitution.”
Original Story: Rap star Kodak Black was recently detained by Florida law enforcement.
The “No Flockin” artist, 25, was reportedly near Fort Lauderdale when he was pulled over for having illegally dark window tints. Officers searched the vehicle after allegedly smelling cannabis, which resulted in 31 oxycodone pills and over $74,000 cash uncovered. Kodak Black, born Dieuson Octave and legally changed his name to Bill Kahan Kapri, was subsequently arrested on first degree felony charges.
According to reports, Black was driving his Dodge Durango with an expired license and expired plates. The musician was charged with trafficking oxycodone of less than 25 grams and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Black, a Florida native, was held at Broward County Jail before posting his $75,000 bond.
A video of the rapper leaving the prison circulated the internet yesterday (July 16th), following his release. Black has opted not to speak publicly on his arrest at this time. However, the his celebrity lawyer, Bradford Cohen, addressed the matter via twitter, writing:
“Never Judge a case based on an arrest. There are always additional facts and circumstances that give rise to a defense, especially in this case. We will get him a bond today and move forward with resolving the matter quickly. #kodak #kodakblack”
It seems the rapper hasn’t had quite enough run ins with the law just yet. Black was pardoned last year by former President Donald Trump after serving half of a four year prison sentence. Prior to that, the “Super Gremlin” artist was freshly out on bond for sex assault charges. Back in April of last year, the rapper also plead guilty to first degree assault and battery charges from an incident that occured while he was in high school in 2016.
However, Black has still managed to stay booked and busy in between his time spent with authorities. The rap star released his fourth studio album Back for Everything back in February of this year. He also makes multiple appearances on Kendrick Lamar’s recently released Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.
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