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Kodak Black asks police for his seized car and cash taken during drugs bust

Kodak Black asks police for his seized car and cash taken during drugs bust

The Florida rapper had a Dodge Durango and $74,960 seized by the officers in the arrest

Kodak Black is requesting that police officers hand back his car and cash that was seized during his arrest last month for allegedly trafficking oxycodone.

According to a legal document obtained by TMZ, the Florida-born rapper claims that police still have his Dodge Durango and exactly $74,960 in cash.

Kodak, whose birth name is Dieuson Octave, was arrested last month, with cops initially pulling him over because the car he was driving 'reeked of weed' - reports TMZ.

However, after conducting a thorough search of his Dodge, Florida Highway Patrol officers located 31 oxycodone pills, leading to his subsequent arrest.

Having since overturned a prescription for the medication to the authorities, Bradford Cohen, the 25-year-old's lawyer, now claims that there is no legal basis for police to keep hold of the Durango vehicle - or indeed the cash.

Kodak's mugshot from his arrest last month in Florida.
Police handout

In the legal paperwork, Cohen reportedly adds that his client can prove that both the car and the cash belong to Kodak, and were not linked to illegal activity of any kind.

The car, according to the hip hop star's lawyer, is registered to Florida-based record label Sniper Gang, of which Kodak is a manager.

Meanwhile, the $74,960 in cash has been explained away by the nature of the rapper's profession and his status as a highly successful artist.

Cohen argues in that the large sums of cash reserves are needed to pay for various tour expenses, while adding that Kodak is frequently paid in cash for gigs.

The court is yet to rule on the rapper's plea, although its fair to say this isn't his only skirmish with police officers in recent years.

Kodak has a long rap sheet, including convictions for assaults, falsifying documents to buy weapons, and trespassing.


The first of which was the most serious, as in involved an alleged assault of a teenage girl in a South Carolina hotel room.

After initially being charged with rape, the deal was offered which saw it reduced to first degree assault - for which he served probation.

In January of 2020, the man from Pompano Beach was pardoned by former President Donald Trump, managing to only serve half his allotted three year federal prison sentence for his falsifying documents charge.

Kodak has sold more than 30m singles and has had several massive hits including his most recent Super Gremlin, which peaked at No 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 this year and a remix was released earlier this year by DJ David Guetta.

He is currently on tour with superstar Kendrick Lemar, whose recently released album Mr Morale and the Big Steppers, he featured heavily on.

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Topics: Rap, True crime, Crime, Music, US News