The rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday.
Kodak Black, 21, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was among three people traveling in a Cadillac Escalade with temporary California registration across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, the New York State Police said. It was unclear where the men were headed, but Kodak Black had been scheduled to perform that night in Boston, about 400 miles east.
The men admitted to border agents that they possessed marijuana and firearms. The state police said that Kodak Black was found with marijuana and that officers discovered a Glock 9-millimeter pistol in the vehicle.
The rapper was arrested on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was arraigned and remanded to county jail with bail set at $20,000 cash or $40,000.