Kodak Black to Stay in Jail After Authorities Discover Outstanding Warrants

Kodak Black
David Cabrera

Kodak Black

The #FreeKodakBlack party was cut short after authorities discovered two outstanding warrants following Tuesday's hearing in a Florida court where the 19-year-old rapper had pleaded no contest to multiple charges of drug possession, firearm possession by a delinquent, robbery and fleeing a law enforcement officer and was slated to be released from jail. 

A representative from the Broward Sheriff's office, public information officer Joy Oglesby, confirmed the news to Billboard, saying, "During the release process, we found two active warrants for Mr. Octave. He is currently still in the custody of the Broward Sheriff’s Office."

Kodak Black to Be Released from Jail

A judge ruled on Tuesday that the Pompano Beach rhymer (real name Dieuson Octave) would be released and sentenced him to a year of house arrest as well as five years of probation. Fans, family and an executive from his label, Atlantic Records, were present at the hearing. 

Kodak Black's rep did not immediately respond to Billboard's request for comment. 


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