Above The Law
group member Anthony Gregory Stewart, 32 and better known in rap as Total K-Oss,
pleaded guilty Friday (February 22) to drug and child-endangerment charges.
Stewart was arrested a year ago after Riverside,
California police found rock cocaine in his Sport Utility Vehicle. He plead
guilty to possessing rock cocaine for sale, transporting the drug and endangering
his girlfriends two children. His girlfriend, Arnika Harris, 29, pleaded guilty
to two counts of child endangerment. She entered a plea and will serve 120 days
in jail on the weekends and her drug charges will be dismissed. K-Oss isn’t
getting off so easy- he is facing nine years in prison when he is sentenced
Court transcripts gave the following account:
Acting on an informant’s tip, Riverside police stopped Stewart’s sport utility
vehicle in the area of Highway 91 and La Sierra Avenue on Feb. 15, 2001. Officers
found about 3 ounces of rock cocaine in a plastic bag under the driver’s seat.
Police then went to the defendants’ apartment in Corona, where they found 4.2
pounds of rock cocaine in a backpack, along with drug paraphernalia, cash and
guns. Riverside police said the seizure was one of the department’s largest
During the police search, Harris’ two young
children were asleep in the apartment. The presence of guns and drugs resulted
in the child-endangerment charges.
Several gold records and recording equipment
also were inside the apartment.
Above The Law are one of the pioneers of West
Coast rap, releasing their first classic album Living Like Hustlers on Ruthless
Records, with all of the production done by Dr. Dre. The group recently signed
to Suge Knight’s Tha Row records and are preparing to release their 5th album
Diary of a Drug Dealer