DMX Jailed On Warrant, Drug Charge

DMX is on his way to an upstate New York jail after turning himself in to Cheektowaga police Wednesday morning on an outstanding arrest warrant.

The situation soon became more complicated, as police say they found marijuana on the rapper while he was being processed Wednesday.

A New York State warrant had been issued for the rapper's arrest after he skipped a March 23 court date stemming from his March 3 arrest in Cheektowaga, New York for driving with a suspended license and marijuana possession (see "DMX Arrested On Driving, Drug Possession Charges").

DMX (real name Earl Simmons) pled guilty to all charges on Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 15 days in prison with no bail. The rapper was also fined $100 for marijuana possession, $200 for not having a driver's license, and $50 on parking tags.

However, when DMX was being processed in his transfer to a Buffalo, New York holding cell, authorities

claim that they found marijuana in a pack of cigarettes on the rapper. DMX was then re-arrested and charged yet again with a second marijuana possession charge and fined an additional $250.

At press time, an appeal had been filed, and DMX's lawyers were attempting to get a stay of sentence granted for the rapper, meaning DMX would not have to serve time and his case would go on appeal. If a stay is not granted, DMX will have to serve two-thirds of his 15-day sentence at the Erie County Correctional Facility in New York.

DMX had missed his first court date because he was in Texas with the Ruff Ryders/Cash Money tour (see "DMX May Face Warrant In Traffic Case").