Lawyers representing South Florida rapper Kodak Black are urging the dismissal of a drug case against him.
This follows recent lab test results allegedly indicating that the substance discovered in his possession was prescription Oxy, not illicit cocaine.
Recall that back in December 2023, the rapper who is born with his legal name Bill Kahan Kapri was arrested on cocaine possession and evidence tampering charges after police discovered the rapper with white powder around his mouth and was booked into jail Dec. 7.
Kodak’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, contends that the drug possession charge lacks merit, citing test results confirming the presence of Percocet, a medication for which Kodak Black holds a valid prescription.
In a statement to XXL, Cohen expressed concern over what he perceives as an abuse of discretion in filing charges against someone who provided a valid prescription for the substance in question. He went on to suggest potential bias against Kodak, stating that under different circumstances, the case might have been dismissed.
“This is an abuse of discretion to file a charge on an individual that has provided a valid prescription for the very item that as found,
“The fact that this case has not been dismissed by the Broward State Attorney’s Office shows that bias against Mr. Kapri. Anyone else would have had their case dismissed or they wouldn’t have filed.” Cohen told XXL in a statement.
As of now, a judge has not yet made a ruling on Cohen’s request, and Kodak Black remains in custody.