Kodak Black’s lawyer questions pill trafficking evidence in Broward court

The lawyer for rapper Kodak Black, whose real name was changed from Octave Dieuson to Bill Kapri, was in court Friday morning raising questions about the pills that got him arrested a year ago.

Kapri was charged with trafficking in oxycodone after he was found with 31 pills during a traffic stop on July 15, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale. But defense lawyer Bradford Cohen said in court he learned that two of those pills tested positive only for the common over-the-counter drug acetaminophen — Tylenol.

The rest of the pills did test positive for oxycodone, and Cohen did not tell Broward Circuit Judge Barbara Duffy about any plans to challenge the admissibility of that evidence. Duffy set Kapri’s next court date for Oct. 27.

Kapri was not in court for Friday’s hearing.

Kapri, 26, has been in court repeatedly over the last few years, in Broward County and elsewhere, accused of various weapons and drug charges. He served a year and a half of a federal sentence for falsifying information used to buy guns from a Miami gun shop. Donald Trump commuted Kapri’s sentence on the last day of his presidency.

Kapri has also been honored locally for his acts of philanthropy.

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