Rapper Kodak Black is facing yet another arrest on charges of failing to submit to drug and alcohol testing, one of the conditions of his pre-trial release, according to a warrant issued Friday.
Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was arrested on July 16 of last year on charges of trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. The next day, he was released on $75,000 bond.
The rapper is required to take drug tests as part of his pre-trial release program. Last week, the Broward Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for Black’s arrest, saying that he didn’t show up for a test on June 9.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office previously issued a warrant for Black’s arrest in February, also saying he missed one of the required tests earlier that month. When he did show up for one a few days later, he tested positive for fentanyl, according to the warrant.
He was ordered to spend 30 days at a South Florida inpatient drug rehab facility.
Black’s defense attorney, Bradford Cohen, told the judge that he missed the test because he was out of state for work and that the positive fentanyl test may have arisen from a mix up of the samples or paperwork.
Black is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. That night, he is scheduled to perform at the Kodak Black and Friends concert in Pompano Beach, where he grew up.
Black has run into legal trouble in South Florida multiple times in recent years. Prior to the July arrest, he was arrested in Pompano Beach on New Year’s Day 2022 for trespassing.
In May 2019, he was arrested on a weapons charge before he was scheduled to perform at Rolling Loud in Miami Gardens. He pleaded guilty and served about half of his federal prison sentence before Donald Trump commuted it on his last day in office in 2021.
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