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Kodak Black faces drug, firearm charges

Florida rapper Kodak Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was taken into custody on April 17 while crossing the U.S. border into Canada. Black was crossing the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge in a Cadillac with two passengers. A second car, a Porsche, accompanied them. Black was supposed to perform in Boston that night, but officials say they do not know where the men were headed.

The men told border agents they had firearms and marijuana. According to authorities, there was a Glock 9 mm pistol in Black's vehicle, and he also had marijuana. Black and the driver of the Porsche were both charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The two passengers in Black's vehicle were given weapons charges. Black's bail was set at $40,000 or $20,000 in cash.

It is not the first legal trouble the 21-year-old rapper has found himself in. He allegedly raped a woman after a concert in South Carolina in 2016 and faces a charge of first-degree criminal sexual misconduct for that.

People who are facing drug-related charges may want to consult an attorney. Even convictions for possessing a small amount of marijuana or other drugs can have serious consequences. Some of these consequences are legal, but drug charges can also affect a person's current and future career prospects, housing and even financial aid for higher education. An attorney may be able to get the charges reduced. The attorney might also look into the investigation and whether there was an illegal search and seizure or if the person's rights were violated in another way.

Source: NBC Miami, "South Florida Rapper Kodak Black Arrested at US-Canada Border", April 18, 2019

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