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.”
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