Kodak Black has a second criminal charge dismissed, still facing drug trafficking case

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Rapper Kodak Black will face nothing more than a parking ticket in one case after a Broward judge dismissed the second and last criminal charge against him Wednesday stemming from police finding a substance in his Bentley last year.

In December, Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was found asleep on a Plantation road in a black Bentley with its tail lights on. Police say they found a “white chunky substance” on the rapper.

The rapper was charged with oxycodone possession and evidence tampering, along with a traffic citation for being double parked.

Broward Circuit Court Judge Barbara Duffy dismissed the evidence tampering charge on Wednesday.

Brad Cohen, who is representing Black, said, “We are pleased that the judge recognized the valid arguments for this illegal arrest by dismissing the last count of the indictment. This is a case that should have never been filed.”

Duffy already dismissed the drug possession charge in February, writing that prosecutors “could not refute or negate the fact” that Black’s prescription for oxycodone was filled by a pharmacy.

“Smarter decisions need to be made at the Broward State Attorneys Office regarding filing decisions and how matters are handled,” Cohen said.

Black is still entangled in a separate drug trafficking case. In 2022, he was pulled over in his purple Dodge Durango by the Florida Highway Patrol. State troopers found 31 oxycodone tablets inside the car.

Recent legal wins

Earlier this year, Black was released from the Miami Federal Detention Center after spending two months in the downtown lock-up.

He had been held for violating his probation on a gun-buying conviction in 2019. Black pleaded guilty to lying on a background check form when he purchased handguns at a Hialeah weapons store, federal court records show.

He was sentenced to 46 months in prison, though it was commuted by former President Donald Trump in January 2021, shortly before Trump left office.

In late February, U.S. District Judge Jose Martinez revoked Black’s probation but then sentenced him to time served at the detention center, paving the way for his immediate release.

At a brief hearing, Martinez expressed concern for Black, saying he has wasted his “good talent” by excessively using prescription drugs.

“Please straighten out your act,” Martinez told the rapper.