Trick Daddy Arrested For Drug Possession

Rapper faces felony cocaine, misdemeanor pot charges.

Rapper Trick Daddy was arrested near Miami on Wednesday for felony cocaine-possession and misdemeanor marijuana-possession charges.

The charges are the latest in a growing list of transgressions for the Southern rapper. A judge released him on $15,000 bond Friday (September 26) and ordered him to serve house arrest for violating components of a bond requirement in another felony incident.

Trick Daddy, whose real name is Maurice Young, and a friend were drinking cognac and being unruly in the stands of a high school football game Wednesday night in Homestead, Florida, prompting several parents to complain to the police. The two were being escorted out of the high school stadium when police officers discovered the drugs in Trick Daddy’s possession, the Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office said.

Trick Daddy was held in county jail until his hearing Friday. Judge Dennis Murphy allowed Trick Daddy to leave on bond and refused a prosecutor’s request to conduct a drug test on the rapper.

Trick Daddy’s situation was complicated by the fact he was already out on bond for another felony incident in February. The MC allegedly pulled out a gun on 27-year-old Pernell Paige during a confrontation after a pickup basketball game (see “Trick Daddy Arrested For Pulling Gun On A Man During Basketball Game” ). For that, he faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, use of firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was released on $22,000 bond on those charges until a scheduled trial on October 14.

Because he violated his initial bond, Trick Daddy was ordered to serve under house arrest beginning Monday and extending at least until his trial for assault charges begins.