Rapper Trick Daddy arrested in Florida on cocaine, gun charges

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Young reached stardom in the mid-1990s and early 2000s with hit songs like I’m a Thug and Shut Up.

(Reuters) – Police arrested rapper Trick Daddy and charged him with cocaine and gun possession after a stakeout at his south Florida home on suspicion he was running an indoor marijuana farm, according to a police affidavit.

A report by the Broward Sheriff s Office said the rapper, whose real name is Maurice Young, was arrested on Thursday. He was also charged with driving with a suspended license.

Young was released on a $6,100 bond on Friday. If convicted, he faces at least three years in prison under Florida s mandatory minimum sentencing law.

According to the affidavit, police began watching Young s home in a Fort Lauderdale suburb on Thursday with a warrant allowing a drug-sniffing dog to smell the outside of the house.

He was pulled over around 10 a.m. as he was leaving the house for driving with a suspended license.

“He admitted that he just had powder cocaine in the residence and maybe marijuana roaches, but no grow house,” according to the affidavit.

Police searched Young s home and found a gram of cocaine in his bedroom along with a 9mm handgun, and a box of ammunition, but no marijuana plants.

Young reached stardom in the mid-1990s and early 2000s with hit songs like “I m a Thug” and “Shut Up.”

He served two and a half years in prison after a 1991 conviction on charges of cocaine possession and carrying a concealed firearm.

He was arrested again in 2003 on an assault charge after threatening to kill a man following a street basketball game.

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