Kodak Black’s Lawyer Requests That The Alleged Drugs Discovered By The Police Be Tested By A Third Party
Kodak Black’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen has submitted a motion to have the alleged drugs that were recovered by police during the rapper’s recent arrest in Florida examined by a third party. Cohen claims that third-party testing is “necessary” for a fair hearing, per documents acquired by Radar Online.
“It is impossible … to explore a defense on behalf of [Kodak] without being able to inspect, weigh, and independently test the substances,” according to Cohen’s statement.
According to reports, he added, “essential to ensure his right to a fair hearing, his right to confrontation, his right to prepare a defense on his own behalf, his right to effective assistance to counsel, and due process of law pursuant to the protections afforded to him by the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and the Florida Constitution.”
Black still faces two felony charges, one for trafficking and the other for possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, despite being freed on a $75,000 bond. During a traffic stop in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, 31 oxycodone tablets and $74,960 in cash were discovered in his possession. After allegedly smelling marijuana, police searched his car.
“Never judge a case based on an arrest,” Cohen initially said following the arrest. “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.”
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