Police have confirmed details of yesterday's arrest of Kodak Black. A high-speed car chase ensued after police had seen Kodak amid an alleged drug deal.
Photos as well as footage of Kodak Black (real name Dieuson Octave) being handcuffed and put in the back of a police SUV surfaced yesterday, though the charges against him were unknown. It has now been confirmed that the South Florida rapper was arrested yesterday in his native Broward County for possession of weapons by a convicted felon as well as possession of cannabis. He also faces additional charges of fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer at a high speed as well as disobeying traffic devices.
Speaking to Miami news outlet WPLG Local, police reported that they originally spotted Kodak involved in a suspected drug deal with two other men. When police approached, Kodak and another man, Wisdom Williams, were able to drive away from the scene. A high-speed pursuit ensued, during which Kodak reportedly sped through multiple red lights.
The chase ended when Kodak parked his car at 2017 Jackson St. in the town of Hollywood, where police saw him discarding a firearm into a nearby dumpster.
Police reported that Kodak and Williams were both uncooperative during the arrest and that their vehicle smelled strongly of marijuana. The amount of cannabis police were able to find is unknown except for that it was less than 20 grams. When police searched the dumpster, they discovered a loaded Glock 23 pistol as well as a 30-round magazine round of ammunition.
As Kodak had been previously convicted on a kidnapping charge, he has been charged as a felon for possessing a weapon.
You can see Kodak's mug shot as well as details of his arrest here.