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U.S. rapper charged for guns, drugs

MIAMI - 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.

Police began watching Young’s home on Thursday with a warrant allowing a drug-sniffing dog to smell outside of the house. He was pulled over for driving with a suspended license around 10 a.m. as he was leaving the house.

“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, a 9-milimeter (0.35-inch) handgun and a box of ammunition.

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


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