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Trick Daddy charged with drug, gun violations

On April 3, Florida police visited the Miami home of rapper Trick Daddy at approximately 10 p.m. When police arrived, the rapper was leaving the premises in his car. The Broward County Drug Task Force stopped him, claiming to have a "sniff warrant" to search the property.

A search of the premises allegedly revealed a 9mm Sig Sauer, ammunition and approximately one gram of powder, which police claim field tested positive for cocaine. According to an arrest affidavit, the rapper admitted to possession of cocaine and marijuana but denied having a grow house. He also allegedly admitted to having prior felony convictions for drug offenses. Therefore, he was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. He was taken to jail but later released after posting bail. It was not stated when the next court appearance would be.

Trick Daddy has released seven records since his 1997 debut album, Based on a True Story. He is best known for "I'm a Thug," a single released in 2001, and for his collaborations with other artists such as Ludacris, Rick Ross, Cee Lo Green, Young Jeezy and Pitbull. Slip-and-Slide Records did not answer a call seeking comment the day after the residence search.

One thing that a criminal defense lawyer may be able to do when a person is charged with a crime is review the search warrant for any deficiencies. In some cases, it may be possible to move to suppress evidence seized following an unconstitutional search. The lawyer could also review the evidence to determine if a plea bargain would be in the best interests of the accused.

Source: NBC Miami, "Miami Rapper Trick Daddy Arrested for Possession of Cocaine and Firearm", April 04, 2014

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