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Kodak Black: Judge Dismisses Evidence Tampering Charge, Drug Possession Case Cleared

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Rapper Kodak Black erforms onstage at the Rolling Loud Festival at NOS Events Center on December 16, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

*Kodak Black has achieved a significant legal victory as his drug possession case has been officially dismissed, according to multiple outlets. 

The rapper had an evidence tampering charge tossed out by a judge on April 17. The ruling came as prosecutors failed to provide sufficient evidence to prove that Kodak Black had disposed of evidence by placing oxycodone in his mouth.

The only remaining issue in the case is a traffic violation, The Jasmine Brand reports. 

Earlier this year, Black’s drug possession charges were dismissed.

According to The Associated Press, the charge was dismissed on February 9 after prosecutors failed to “confirm, or refute, whether the rapper (real name Bill Kapri) had a prescription for oxycodone,” Hip Hop DX writes.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 29: Kodak Black performs during Rolling Loud New York 2021 at Citi Field on October 29, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Mendez/Getty Images)

Kodak Black was allegedly in possession of oxycodone when he was arrested in December 2023, which caused his bond in a separate federal matter to be revoked. 

The hip-hop star, whose real name is Bill Kahan Kapri, was also charged with tampering with physical evidence and improperly stopping or parking his vehicle. The South Florida artist was released from jail in February following a federal judge’s decision to sentence him to time served for a probation violation.

The parole violation is related to a 2019 case in which the artist pleaded guilty to lying on a background check form when buying handguns. He was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison in 2019. Former President Donald Trump commuted his sentence just before he left office.

After his release, Kodak Black thanked Trump on Twitter, writing: “I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence. I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love. It Means More Than You Will Ever Know. I Want To Continue Giving Back, Learning And Growing. @DanScavino”.

READ MORE: Kodak Black Will Remain in Federal Prison After Dismissal of Drug Possession Charges

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