In recent news, Kodak Black, the Florida rapper, faced a brief stint in Broward County Jail before swiftly being released on a $250,000 bond. This development is seen as a positive step in his ongoing federal drug case, as confirmed by his lawyer, Bradford Cohen, as reported by TMZ.
As part of his pretrial release, Kodak has been under strict supervision, necessitating regular check-ins and mandatory urine tests with authorities. However, he encountered a setback when he failed to comply with a recent drug test, leading to a court appearance on Monday.
During the hearing, Cohen argued for the removal of his client’s stringent pretrial supervision. In response, the judge agreed to the request on the condition that Kodak’s bond be increased from $75,000 to $250,000, briefly requiring him to return to jail.
Before his release, authorities took a new mugshot of Kodak Black, and he paid the $175,000 difference between the new bond and the original one.
Cohen views this turn of events as a victory since Kodak can now travel and tour without the need to check in with pretrial services. It is worth noting that Kodak Black’s initial arrest in July 2022 involved charges of trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, as well as driving with an expired license and tags.
Following his arrest, Kodak was released the following day on a $75,000 bond, subject to strict pretrial release terms that included mandatory drug testing. However, he faced complications when he missed a drug test earlier this year, despite later making up for it, only to fail the subsequent test.
Kodak Black and his legal team promptly appeared in the Broward County courtroom to address the matter. His lawyer contended that Kodak was out of town during the initial test request, and the second test was a result of a mix-up.
Expressing his thoughts on the situation, Kodak stated, “There’s just so much with this that’s unjust and not right about this situation,” Kodak said at the time. “Not only am I denying it, but I’m hurt about it too because my character is being assassinated and I can’t speak about all that because I don’t wanna make the story bigger than what it is.”
He further added, “All the good deeds, all the good things I do never goes viral and I don’t know why.”