Kodak Black successfully convinced a Florida judge to dismiss a drug charge against him on Friday (February 9). According to the Sun Sentinel, Judge Barbara Duffy said prosecutors failed to “refute or negate the material fact that the defendant had an oxycodone prescription filled by a pharmacy.”
Bradford Cohen, Kodak Black’s lawyer, reacted to the judge’s decision on Instagram. Cohen posted a photo of the judge’s order and reiterated his intent to get his client out of jail.
“Motion to Dismiss @kodakblack new case for possession of ‘cocaine’ that was actually oxycodone….GRANTED,” Cohen wrote. “I will leave that right here. We have moved to have his bond reinstated. With my friends for over 20 years, @skywriter.esq and Fred Haddad.”
Kodak Black still faces one count of tampering with physical evidence. Cohen was optimistic about a dismissal of the tampering charge.
Last December, Broward County officers arrested Kodak Black after they found him asleep at the wheel of a vehicle. Officers allegedly discovered a “white chunky substance” during a search and claimed it tested positive for cocaine.
Kodak Black was originally booked for cocaine possession, but prosecutors did not pursue the charge. Prosecutors instead charged him with possession of oxycodone in January. Cohen filed a motion to dismiss the charge that same month. The lawyer said his client had a prescription for the drug.
“It’s oxycodone that Kodak had a prescription for and not an illegal substance,” Cohen wrote on social media. “Knowing that the officer substantially misrepresented his observations, the Broward State Atty Office still filed the charge. Unbelievable and it will not be tolerated. This level of abuse of power by the arresting officer is disgusting.”
Kodak Black is in federal custody for violating his probation. He remains on probation despite former President Donald Trump commuting the Florida-bred rapper’s sentence in a gun case.