UPDATE: DMX Arrested in Arizona for Parole Violation, Cocaine Found

DMX was arrested yesterday (March 9) in Arizona for violating the terms of his parole after being found in possession of cocaine

X, real name Earl Simmons, is being detained in a local county jail following his apprehension by the state’s Adult Probation department.

The troubled star in less than a year removed from a 90 plus day stint in an Arizona jail for fraud, drug, and animal cruelty charges. While in custody, he was given an additional 18 months of probation for verbally threatening a corrections officer.

DMX’s lawyer Gary Jenkins acknowledged that the rapper is still suffering from well-documented drug addiction issues, but hoped he could stage a celebrity intervention.

“He’s been battling addiction for some time and he’s in need of treatment,” Jenkins stated to TMZ. “We’re hoping that maybe Dr. Drew might be able to help him. He’s a talented man…we’re praying for him.”

A clearly agitated DMX appeared in a Phoenix court yesterday, where he accused the police of maliciously targeting him and abusing his civil rights.

“Look at the fair treatment going on. I’m the only one in here, I’m the only one who got arrested today,” he stated before launching into a brief obscenity-laced tirade. “Every time they do it to me! My rights are being violated but I got to be quiet about it.”

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a staunch critic of the rapper, explained that DMX should serve serious jail time for what he deems as continued, brazen disregard for the law.

“I’m surprised he came back. he doesn’t like the sheriff, he doesn’t like my office. I’m sure he doesn’t like all the times he’s been arrested,” Arpaio detailed to a local Fox News affiliate. He’s also been a problem. he doesn’t show up for court. I had to send my deputies to Florida twice to bring him back. We’ve been treating him with kid gloves. I think its about time to give him hard time.”

Last week, DMX’s attempt to throw a gospel concert for Independence High School in Glendale, AZ was stopped by school officials amidst fears of violence.

At press time, DMX faces 5 unspecified counts of parole violation.

 

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