Kodak Black’s recent arrest on drug possession charges may have been an unwarranted expenditure of taxpayer money, claims his attorney, Bradford Cohen. In a motion to dismiss obtained by TMZ Hip Hop, Cohen asserts that the pain pills allegedly in Kodak’s possession were, in fact, over-the-counter (OTC) Tylenol, rendering the charges baseless.
The incident, which occurred in Ft. Lauderdale in July 2022, led to Kodak Black facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and trafficking oxycodone. However, Cohen argues that subsequent testing of a sample of the pills revealed them to be nothing more than common Tylenol, legally obtained and possessed by the rapper.
Cohen goes further, alleging a significant cover-up orchestrated by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, implicating FBI Special Agent James Mitchell. Cohen claims Mitchell’s bias against Kodak Black played a role in the arrest and subsequent legal proceedings.
Moreover, Cohen accuses prosecutors of attempting to suppress crucial evidence, citing the withholding of a body camera video in which an officer surveilled Kodak, with a focus on the officer’s firearm while stating he’s “always ready.”
The attorney contends that the pills tested were destroyed in the process, and no official report was provided despite results indicating their OTC nature. Cohen argues that this lack of transparency is indicative of a “coordinated takedown” against Kodak Black, and he is now seeking the complete dismissal of the case.