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Rapper Kodak Black arrested during traffic stop in Florida

Rapper Kodak Black was arrested Friday during a traffic stop in Florida, the state Highway Patrol said.

Black, a Florida native whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, was driving in Fort Lauderdale in a purple Dodge Durango with window tints that appeared darker than the legal limit, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

A check showed that the vehicle’s registration was expired. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol pulled Black over, officials said.

Troopers said they could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a search, the troopers found nearly $75,000 in cash and a small clear bag that contained 31 white tablets later determined to be oxycodone, according to highway patrol.

The rapper’s license was also expired, officials said.

Oxycodone is a prescription opioid that treats pain but can become highly addictive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states.

Black, 25, was taken into custody on charges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and trafficking oxycodone, online arrest records show.

Bradford Cohen, Black’s attorney, said the rapper was given a $75,000 bond. Black was no longer listed in Broward County jail records Saturday evening.

“Never judge a case based on an arrest. There are facts and circumstances that give rise to a defense, especially in this case. We negotiated a bond of 75,000 and we will move forward with resolving the matter quickly,” Cohen said in a statement.

The arrest comes one week before Black is scheduled to perform at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami. The rapper has been arrested numerous times, most recently on New Year’s Day for trespassing.

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