South Florida Rapper Kodak Black Arrested in Hallandale Beach: BSO

Rising South Florida rapper Kodak Black was arrested Thursday in Hallandale Beach and is facing a number of charges, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

According to Hallandale Beach Police, 18-year-old Kodak Black, whose given name is Dieuson Octave, and a passenger were parked at a building known for drug sales just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police say Kodak Black's passenger, Wisdom Williams, handed some cash to two males and in exchange, got a large bag "with a green, leafy substance" which later tested positive for marijuana.

As officers approached the car, police say Kodak Black revved up his engine and drove off. Police followed with their sirens on, and say Kodak Black refused to pull over and ran a red light while going 60 in a 30 miles per hour zone.

The chase ended, but police later caught up with Kodak Black and Williams parked in front of a house in the 2000 block of Jackson Street in Hollywood.

Police say Kodak Black threw what appeared to be a black gun into the dumpster. Police later recovered the loaded and functional glock 23 .40 caliber pistol from that dumpster.

According to the report, the two refused to cooperate with police and were taken to headquarters for questioning.

It was discovered then that Kodak Black is a convicted felon who pleaded guilty to attempted robbery with a weapon back in 2012. 

Kodak Black was charged with weapon or ammunition possession by a convicted felon, as well as marijuana possession, several traffic violations and eluding an officer.

He was ordered held on more than $5,000 bond. It's not known if he's hired an attorney.

Many took notice of the Pompano Beach native after Drake posted an Instagram video of himself dancing to Kodak Black's "SKRT" while aboard his private plane.

Since then, he has been profiled by XXL Magazine and BET among others.

No further information was immediately available.

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