Trick Daddy was arrested Wednesday (Sept. 24) and charged with felony possession of cocaine and a misdemeanor charge for marijuana, according to published reports.
While he has had a host of criminal cases in the past, Trick Daddy (real name Maurice Young) maintained his innocence through his lawyer.
“He’s very upset that he’s being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. He was wearing somebody else’s shirt, which had a small amount of drugs in the pocket. The owner of the shirt already has come forward,” said Jay White the rappers attorney to the Associated Press.
The 26-year-old lyricist was forced to stay in prison until a bond hearing slated for Friday.
This case compounds Tricks preexisting legal woes as he was already out on bond, awaiting an Oct. 14 court date. In February, he was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Witnesses said that Trick Daddy was playing basketball with friends when he got into a dispute with Pernell Paige, 27. Trick Daddy left the court and returned with a firearm and threatened Paige.
He faces 35 years if convicted on all charges.
In 1991, Trick Daddy was convicted for possession of cocaine, a firearm and violating the terms of his probation. Hes also had a number of run-ins with the law including a 2 1/2 stay in a Florida State prison.