Kodak Black appeared in court yesterday morning (February 28th) following a judge signing off on an arrest warrant for the rapper last week due to probation policy violations. Last July, Kodak was detained in Florida on possession and trafficking charges after police reportedly found more than 30 oxycodone pills in the vehicle. Subsequently, the music artist was arrested and taken to Broward County jail, posting his $75,000 bond shortly after. As part of his conditional release, however, the rapper is required to submit to random drug screenings, two of which were compromised in the last few weeks.
According to The Jasmine Brand, Kodak skipped his February 3rd testing altogether and submitted a positive sample on February 8th. Reports stated that Kodak tested positive for an undisclosed amount of fentanyl.
During Kodak's court appearance, his attorney argued that a mix-up with the rapper’s urine sample likely played a role in the positive test results. The man who collected the sample testified that it is possible that an error was made. The judge and prosecution agreed that a hair sample could be taken instead to determine whether or not Kodak Black has drugs in his system. The judge stated that the employee who took the urine sample should not conduct the next drug test.
The judge ruled in favor of Kodak's defense team and requested that he enter a 30-day drug treatment program instead of going to jail. She also granted their request that he enters the program a week from now so he can perform at this weekend’s Rolling Loud festival in California as some of the money earned will go to charity.