Kodak Black arrested on cocaine charges in Florida
Rapper Kodak Black, who was pardoned three years ago by Donald Trump, has been arrested in Florida on drugs charges.
Officers said they noticed a strong smell of marijuana from a black Bentley SUV with the 26-year-old asleep at the wheel inside.
According to CBS News, police found a white powder later confirmed to be cocaine when they searched the vehicle.
Black, appeared in court on Thursday and was freed on a $75,000 bond.
The rapper, real name Bill Kapri, was accused of possession of cocaine, tampering with physical evidence and improperly stopping or parking a vehicle.
Regular drug testing is a condition of his release.
The Super Gremlin artist was also arrested last year on charges of trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
After reportedly failing to show up for multiple drug tests, he was ordered to spend 30 days in rehab earlier this year.
In January 2021, Black was on a list of more than 140 people who were pardoned by then-US president Donald Trump.
He had been sentenced to almost four years in jail in 2019 for making a false statement to buy a firearm.
But he served only half of his sentence after Trump intervened.
Following his release, Black thanked Trump on his track Last Day In and also expressed his support for the former president on social media.
The rapper has sold more than 30 million singles and has collaborated with artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Jason Derulo.