Days after Kodak Black was arrested on suspicion of possessing and trafficking Oxycodone by a Florida highway patrolman, a federal judge has placed him on home detention and ordered electronic monitoring, court records show.
At a Wednesday federal court appearance, Kodak Black agreed to a $225,000 surety bond. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman ordered him to submit to drug testing, electronic monitoring at his supervising officer's discretion, and remain at home unless for medical reasons, court appearances, or employment.
He is required to give 48 hours' notice before concerts and to ask his supervising officer for permission to leave home for other reasons. The court order also says "no studio events" unless approved by a judge in advance.
Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill Kapri, was arrested on July 15 in Broward County on suspicion of possessing 31 prescription painkillers. County prosecutors promptly filed two criminal charges against him, and he was released on $75,000 bail.
But now, federal prosecutors in Southern Florida have moved to violate Kodak Black's supervised release from his 2019 conviction for making a false statement in order to obtain a firearm. Kodak Black's four-year prison term was commuted by then-President Donald Trump in 2020, but he remains on supervised release until 2024.
The supervised release terms require him to avoid drug use and obey all laws. Now that federal prosecutors have charged him, he could be sentenced to more jail time, an extended supervised release period, or both.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida has already violated Kodak Black's supervised release on prior occasions, most recently in September 2021, when he allegedly failed a drug test. Last December, his three-year supervised release term was reset, but he was given no additional jail time.
Last March, a federal judge denied Kodak Black's motion to end his supervised release early. His attorney argued it was justified so Kodak Black would "enable him to better support himself, his family,
and community financially" and that he had been subjected to torturous conditions at USP Big Sandy.
Kodak Black was arrested July 15, after the Florida Highway Patrol pulled over his purple Dodge Durango on NW 31st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. The arresting officer wrote in a report that Kodak Black's
the car smelled like marijuana, and he said he couldn't roll down the windows because they are bulletproof.
Court records show that the pills were found along with nearly $75,000 in cash during a"probable cause search" of the car. Kodak Black's lawyer, Bradford Cohen, wrote on Twitter that people shouldn't judge a
case simply based on an arrest. He has filed a motion for a third party to inspect the items found in the vehicle and verify if they're really illegal drugs.
"There are always additional facts and circumstances that give rise to a defense, especially in this case," Bradford tweeted. "We will get him a bond today and move forward with resolving the matter quickly."
Written By: Nate Gartrell