Rapper Kodak Black has been issued an arrest warrant in Florida after he failed to show up for a drug test before testing positive for fentanyl.
The order, issued Thursday by a Broward County circuit judge, was revealed by multiple media outlets over the weekend, including TMZ.
It’s unclear if Black, who wrote “Super Gremlin,” one of the most-played songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart last year, was due to appear. His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office requested a warrant for Black, also known as Bill Capri, for failing to show up for a drug test that was supposed to be administered on February 3 by the testing service company he contracted.
According to the sheriff’s affidavit, Black underwent a late test on February 8 and tested positive for fentanyl.
The test was requested as part of his bail for an alleged oxycodone trafficking case. As part of the arrest warrant, his release was revoked.
Florida Highway Patrol officers said they found 31 oxycodone tablets in his car when he was stopped in July for allegedly illegally tinting his car windows.
Black, who allegedly resides in Miramar, Fla., has pleaded not guilty.
Oxycodone and fentanyl are synthetic opioids, both of which are legal when properly prescribed or administered in a medical setting.
Illegal fentanyl, said to be many times more potent than heroin, floods the US-Mexico border and is widely blamed for overdoses in the United States.
Black has come under police scrutiny in recent years. He was arrested on New Year’s Day 2022 in the Pompano Beach area of Florida on suspicion of trespassing. Prosecutors dropped charges.
Weeks later, Black was shot and wounded outside a nightclub in Los Angeles. Bradford Cohen, Black’s attorney, said that when Black had his leg cut off in the shooting, he came to the aid of the person who had been the target of the unprovoked attack.
In 2019, he spent three and a half years in federal prison for providing false information to the government on firearms documentation. In 2020, President Donald Trump reduced his remaining prison term with about half remaining.
According to the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, Black is a prominent South Florida-based philanthropist who paid for the college expenses of the children of two murdered FBI agents and has helped police in South Carolina. He paid for the funeral expenses of a government official and donated $100,000 to the Nova Southeast University Law School in memory of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
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