AceShowbiz - Kodak Black may need to wait a little longer to get his freedom back. Although his Florida drug possession charges have been dismissed, the "ZEZE" rapper will still have to stay in federal prison for the time being.
The charge was dismissed on Friday, February 9, after Judge Barbara Duffy told prosecutors that they couldn't confirm or refute whether the emcee had a prescription for oxycodone. The drug, which was found in Kodak's possession when he was first arrested in December 2023, was what prompted the initial arrest. It was also the reason why his bond in a separate federal case was revoked, according to The Associated Press.
Kodak's attorney, Bradford Cohen, said he's trying to get the rapper's separate tampering charge dismissed as well. Bradford additionally noted that he hopes the dismissal of his tampering charge will prompt the Miami federal detention center to free the Pompano Beach native.
Kodak was taken into custody on December 7. According to local news outlets WSVN in Miami and WTVJ South Florida, he was arrested by a Plantation Police Department officer after officers allegedly saw a black Bentley SUV blocking a roadway around 2:07 A.M. in the 600 block of NW 47th Terrace.
Following the arrest, he told his fans during an Instagram Live, "I was on the lean, homie. I was asleep in front of my family house, bro. That's it. That ain't illegal," The 26-year-old added, "I'll tell God himself, I do Percs and s**t like that, but them was my medicine prescribed to me."
Noting that he's spent $350,000 on rehab, Kodak stated that he wants to do better for his children. "I'm working on myself. I'm working right now, homie… I've done went to rehab by myself… Just me wanting to better myself," he explained.
Shutting down the cocaine usage allegations, the emcee argued, "Hell f**k no, bruh. Hell nah." He went on to stress, "And I ain't finna say I'm against motherf**kers who do coke. Man, I ain't on that s**t."