Rapper Kodak Black arrested during a traffic stop in Florida

Rapper Kodak Black was taken into custody in Florida during a traffic stop, according to authorities on Friday.

When Florida Highway Patrol noticed Black, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, driving a purple Dodge Durango with an expired licence, they noticed the car’s windows had tints “which appeared to be darker than the legal limit,” according to police. A records check also revealed that the vehicle’s registration was no longer valid.

According to the press release, when police searched the car, they discovered nearly $75,000 in cash and a small clear bag containing 31 white oxycodone tablets. According to the CDC, oxycodone, a type of opioid medication used to treat pain, has a high potential for addiction.

Online records indicate that Black, 25, was taken to the Broward County Jail and is currently being held as of Saturday morning.

Florida’s Pompano Beach is where Black grew up. “Tunnel Vision,” which reached the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, was his breakthrough hit.

Black pleaded guilty to making knowing false written statements when attempting to purchase firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer in November 2019, and he was given a sentence of more than three years in prison for the charges related to the use of weapons.

In a statement issued by the White House on his final day in office, former President Donald Trump commuted Black’s sentence for possessing weapons and referred to the rapper as a “prominent artist and community leader.”

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