Kodak Black
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Authorities said Friday that rapper Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, was taken to custody after a traffic stop in Florida.

Police said that he was driving a purple Dodge Durango when Florida Highway Patrol spotted the car had windows tints "which appeared to be darker than the legal limit," reported CNN. According to sources, his license and tags were also expired, reported TMZ.

Police searched his car and found a small bag containing 31 white tablets of oxycodone as well as nearly $75,000 in cash. According to Daily Mail, oxycodone is a narcotic drug that is prescribed to treat severe pain. It can be highly addictive, and if taken in high doses, it could also possibly lead to death and respiratory issues.

The 25-year-old was taken to the Broward County Jail, where he was in custody Saturday morning, as per records.

His lawyer attorney, Bradford Cohen, said that he hopes to "move forward" with resolving the rapper's case, and that never judge a case "based on an arrest." The attorney noted that there are facts and circumstances that "give rise to a defense, especially in this case." He shared that they negotiated a bond of $75,000 and they will "move forward with resolving the matter quickly."

The rapper, who was raised in Pompano Beach, Florida, became famous after "Tunnel Vision" hit the charts in 2017. It became his first top 10 song on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Since 2015, Black has been arrested for various different charges like illegal possession of a firearm and robbery. Due to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana, he was sentenced to 364 days in jail in 2018. He was released from prison in August 2018.

He was sentenced to more than three years in jail on weapons charges in November 2019. He had pleaded guilty to knowingly making false written statements when trying to acquire firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer. But former President Donald Trump commuted his weapons sentence before leaving the White House. At the time, Trump called the rapper a "prominent artist and community leader," in a statement.

Kodak Black
Kodak Black seen wearing a green Bottega Veneta sunglasses, a large diamond necklace, a green/white batik blouse shirt from Nahmias and a green pattern pants, outside the Nahmias show, during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Spring/Summer 2023 on June 23, 2022 in Paris, France. Photo by Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images

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