Rapper Kodak Black arrested during traffic stop in Florida; 31 oxycodone tablets found, police say

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Kodak Black walks the red carpet at the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 23, 2018, in New York City.

Rapper Kodak Black was arrested during a traffic stop in Florida, authorities said Friday.

Black, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, was driving a purple Dodge Durango with an expired license when Florida Highway Patrol spotted the car had windows tints "which appeared to be darker than the legal limit," police said in a news release. It was also discovered during a records check that the vehicle's registration was expired.

As police searched the car, they found nearly $75,000 in cash and a small clear bag that contained 31 white tablets of oxycodone, according to the release. Oxycodone is a type of an opioid drug that treats pain and can become highly addictive, according to the CDC.

Black, 25, was taken to the Broward County Jail, where online records show him in custody Saturday morning.

CNN has reached out to Black's attorney and record label for comment.

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Black was raised in Pompano Beach, Florida. His breakout hit was "Tunnel Vision," which became his first top 10 song on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.

In November 2019, Black was sentenced to more than three years in prison on weapons charges after he pleaded guilty to knowingly making false written statements when trying to acquire firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer.

On his last day in office, former President Donald Trump commuted Black's weapons sentence, calling the rapper a "prominent artist and community leader," in a statement released by the White House.

CNN's Melissa Alonso, Emma Tucker and Carlos Suarez contributed to this report.

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