Rapper Kodak Black was released from custody by the New York State Police on Thursday after being arrested on drug and gun charges while coming across the Canada-US border near Niagara Falls, police said.
Black, 21, was stopped on Wednesday evening by US Customs and Border Protection agents at the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge headed back into the United States from Canada, the New York State Police said in a release.
Black’s real name is Bill Kapri, and he is a resident of Miramar, Florida.
Black, who was driving a Cadillac Escalade, and three other Florida men following in a Porsche were arrested on drug and weapons charges. Black was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Glock 9mm pistol, and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.
The other three men face similar charges from weapons and drugs found in the Porsche.
A representative for Black was not immediately available to talk to Reuters on Thursday evening.
Black was released on Thursday afternoon from the Niagara County Jail on $20 000 bail.
Video footage from local media outlets showed Black leaving the jail holding a fan-like spread of cash over his face.
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