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Kodak Black found asleep at wheel, charged with cocaine possession

Shira Moolten, Angie DiMichele, South Florida Sun Sentinel on

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South Florida rapper Kodak Black was arrested in Plantation early Thursday morning, after an officer came upon a Bentley SUV blocking the road with the rapper asleep at the wheel, a probable cause affidavit said.

Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, is now charged with possession of cocaine, tampering with physical evidence and improper stopping or parking.

The officer saw the SUV parked in the road, blocking the northbound lane, in the 600 block of Northwest 47th Terrace shortly after 2 a.m., the affidavit said. The officer approached the car and saw the window partly rolled down and Kapri asleep and smelled “a strong odor of burnt cannabis.” The rapper was the only person in the car.

The officer opened the door and turned the car off when a backup officer arrived, the affidavit said. A Styrofoam cup was in the door handle that the officer said in the affidavit smelled of alcohol and cannabis papers, and there was residue on the center console.

Kapri told officers there was “just some ‘weed'” in the car when they asked if any weapons or anything illegal was inside, according to the affidavit.

While one of the officers reviewed Kapri’s driver’s license and the car information at the patrol car, the officer looked at Kapri and saw “white powder falling from his person” while he was turned away from the officer, the affidavit said. The powder was visible because of the patrol car’s bright lights, and the officer wrote in the affidavit there was reason to believe Kapri was attempting to hide narcotics.

“I exited my vehicle and noticed Kapri’s mouth was full of white powder,” the officer wrote in the affidavit. “I placed Kapri in handcuffs and observed white rock like substances on the ground. Kapri uttered that it was ‘Percocet.'”

The powdery substance tested positive at the scene for cocaine, the affidavit said, and Kapri was arrested. Officers found a plastic baggie with a small amount of a white substance in Kapri’s left pocket. The powder from the ground and in the bag weighed 4.1 grams, the affidavit said.

The Bentley SUV had damage to the front passenger’s side bumper and the door, and it “appeared it was involved in a recent crash,” the affidavit said.

 

Kapri’s attorney could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.

This latest arrest comes after a series of legal troubles since Black’s arrest on July 16, 2022, on charges of trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

The rapper is required to take drug tests as part of his pre-trial release program but has not shown up for drug tests multiple times, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, which has issued two separate warrants for his arrest as a result, court records show.

In February, Kapri was ordered by a judge to spend 30 days in a South Florida drug rehab facility after a drug test he took earlier that month tested positive for fentanyl. His attorney Bradford Cohen told the Broward County judge at a hearing that he believed the positive drug test may have been someone else’s or a paperwork mix-up.

Kapri most recently did not show for a scheduled drug test in June, according to court records, and turned himself in to jail before posting bail the next day.

Prosecutors filed a motion after Kapri’s arrest Thursday in his pending 2022 case to revoke his bond.

In May 2019, Kapri was arrested on a weapons charge before he was scheduled to perform at the rap music festival Rolling Loud. Kapri served about half of his federal prison sentence before former President Donald Trump commuted it on his last day in office in 2021.


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