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Kodak Black has found himself on the wrong side of the law on numerous occasions over the course of the last couple years, and it appears as though he has found himself there again. On Thursday, the 20-year-old Florida rapper, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, was arrested after police raided his home in Fort Lauderdale.
Details about the raid on Kodak’s home and his subsequent arrest are still few and far between, but it sounds like he is going to be facing some serious charges. According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Kodak was charged with grand theft of a firearm, possession of marijuana, child neglect, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon, and two counts of probation violation. He is currently being held at the Broward County Main Jail in Fort Lauderdale.
While it’s unclear what prompted the raid of Kodak’s home, he was actually right in the middle of an Instagram Live broadcast when it took place. As the raid was happening, Kodak could be heard asking authorities if he needed to turn his cell phone over to them. They confirmed that his phone was, in fact, part of the search warrant they were executing.
Kodak’s lawyer is yet to release a statement concerning his most recent arrest, but as we mentioned, this is far from the first time Kodak has encountered legal issues.
Back in October 2015, Kodak was arrested in Pompano Beach, Florida and charged with robbery, battery, two counts of false imprisonment of a child under 13 years of age, three counts of false imprisonment of an adult, driving with a suspended license, and possession of marijuana.
Less than a year later, Kodak was arrested in Hallandale Beach, Florida in April 2016 and charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, and fleeing from officers. He followed that up by getting arrested in Broward County, Florida in May 2016 and getting charged with armed robbery and false imprisonment.
And after sitting behind bars for several months following that arrest, Broward County police discovered there were two warrants out for him in other cities. The first warrant was in Florence, South Carolina and was tied to an alleged felony criminal sexual conduct case, and the second was in St. Lucie County, Florida and was tied to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. Kodak eventually pleaded no contest to the drug charge and was sentenced to four months in jail, but once he was released, he was taken to South Carolina to face the sexual assault chargs. He was eventually released but that case is still ongoing and is expected to go to trial.
Most recently, Kodak was sentenced to 364 days in Broward County Jail in May 2017 for violating his house arrest. He was released after only about a month but was ordered to remain on house arrest for one year and to serve five years of probation.
As far as his music is concerned, Kodak released his latest music video for his song “Roll in Peace,” featuring XXXTenaction, earlier this week. In the video, Kodak is, ironically enough, shown making an appearance in court. There’s been no word yet about when he will need to appear in court to answer to the latest charges filed against him.
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