Kodak Black’s legal troubles don’t seem over as he was recently detained when police discovered oxycodone tablets in his vehicle. On July 15, he drove a Dodge Durango at Ft. Lauderdale, according to law enforcement. When the officers smoked marijuana, they stopped him and searched his vehicle. Police reportedly discovered 31 oxycodone pills and $74,690 in cash. According to some reports, the rapper’s license and tags have also expired. According to the most recent report, Black’s lawyer told a news channel:
“Never base a decision on an arrest.” There are facts and circumstances that support a defense, especially in this situation. We have secured a $75,000 bond and want to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”
Black has been charged with illegally possessing a controlled narcotic and trafficking oxycodone.
SLATER SCOOP: Kodak Black was arrested in South Florida on Friday.
Police arrested the rapper and during a search found 30+ Oxycodone pills and over $50,000 in cash, multiple sources tell me.
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) July 16, 2022
Detail on the oxycodone tablets discovered in Kodak Black’s vehicle
When other pain medications do not work or are not tolerated, oxycodone tablets are used to treat severe pain that requires opioid therapy. The drugs reduce pain by acting on the central nervous system. The tablets should not be taken if a person needs pain medication for a short time, such as after surgery. It should be avoided for modest pain relief or in cases where non-narcotic medications are effective. It should not be used to treat single-onset pain.
With prolonged use, oxycodone can cause mental or physical dependence. Meanwhile, individuals suffering from chronic pain should not be discouraged from taking legally prescribed drugs to relieve their symptoms. If opioids are used for this reason, there may be no mental dependence and physical dependence may lead to withdrawal symptoms if therapy is stopped abruptly. Severe withdrawal symptoms can be prevented by temporarily reducing the dose before stopping the medication.
The Legal History of Kodak Black
Despite his fame as a rapper, Kodak Black has faced several legal issues throughout his life. In 2015, he was arrested on charges of assault, theft, wrongful detention of a minor and possession of cannabis. The following year, Black was caught and charged with possessing a firearm by a convicted felon, possessing marijuana and fleeing authorities. In 2016, he was arrested again on charges of armed robbery and false imprisonment. He was sentenced to five years’ probation, community service, anger management training, and a year of house arrest.
In February 2017, he was jailed for breaking his probation, and his musical tour was cancelled. He was sentenced to 364 days in the Broward County Jail and given a year of house arrest with five years’ probation upon his release in May 2017.
In January 2018, Kodak Black was arrested again on suspicion of supplying drugs and a gun to a small child in an Instagram video. In 2019, a concert producer sued him for failing to show up for his performances. He was caught trying to enter the US from Canada after border agents discovered marijuana and a Glock in his vehicle.