Sunday, April 6, 2014

Trick Daddy Arrested for Cocaine and Firearm Possession

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Trick Daddy was arrested for cocaine and firearm possession in Miami last night (April 3). According to NBC 6, the rapper, whose real name is Maurice Young, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon and driving with a suspended license.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office stated that deputies found cocaine and an illegal handgun at Trick Daddy’s home in Miramar, Fla. The Broward County Drug Task Force obtained a “sniff warrant” to search Trick Daddy’s home according to the arrest affidavit. Police stopped him as he was leaving in his car. The veteran rhymer, famous for songs like ‘Nann N—-’ and ‘I’m a Thug,’ admitted to having powder cocaine in his home and told deputies he is a convicted felon.

Deputies reportedly found one gram of cocaine, a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol and ammunition during their search of the house. Trick Daddy was booked into jail and later released on $6,100 bond according to court records obtained by CBS Miami.

This is not Trick Daddy’s first time being arrested for cocaine possession as he served two and a half years in prison back in 1991, for similar charges. Of course, this was well before his rap career took off as it was 1996 when Trick Daddy (then known as Trick Daddy Dollars) made his first notable recoding as a guest artist o 2 Live Crew founder Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell’s ‘Scarred’ single.

The southern entertainer is best known for his run of hit singles in the early 2000s including ‘Shut Up’, ‘Take It to Da House’ and ‘Let’s Go,’ among others. In recent years, he left his longtime home of Slip-N-Slide Records and created his own imprint known as Dunk Ryders. His latest project was a mixtape titled ‘Dick & Dynamite,’ which he released in 2012.

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