Black, whose real name is Bill Kapri, was pulled over by the Florida Highway Patrol on Friday because his purple Dodge Durango had tinted windows that appeared darker than the legal limit.
After pulling over Black’s vehicle, the authorities detected a strong marijuana smell which led them to search his SUV and they found a small clear bag with 31 white tablets of oxycodone along with around $75,000 in cash. Also, both his license and car registration were expired.
He was arrested and taken to the Broward County jail in Fort Lauderdale. On Saturday, he was released on a $75,000 bond, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
Bradford Cohen, Black’s lawyer, released a statement addressing his client's arrest on Twitter.
“Never judge a case based on an arrest,” Cohen said. “There are facts and circumstances that give rise to a defense, especially in this case. We negotiated a bond of $75,000 and we will move forward with resolving the matter quickly.”
Besides his music, Black is well-known for his many run-ins with the law. Earlier this year, he was arrested in South Florida on trespassing charges but prosecutors declined to proceed with the case.
Back in January 2020, he had his three-year federal prison sentence commuted by then-President Donald Trump after serving about half of his sentence for falsifying documents to purchase weapons.
Before his latest arrest, he was scheduled to perform at the Rolling Loud Festival at Miami Beach on July 24th.