Loaded gun. Suspended driver's license. Cocaine.
Yesterday morning, Trick Daddy (government name Maurice Young) was stopped by members of the Broward County Drug Task Force while leaving his home in Miramar.
According to the arrest report, the 39-year-old lupus-afflicted rapper was behind the wheel without proper certification. So police requested a search warrant, eventually finding a weapon stashed in the bedroom and narcotics on the nightstand.
The charges: Possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon, possession of cocaine, and driving with a suspended license.
Over the years, Trick Daddy's had lots of trouble with the law
From 1991 until '94, the rapper served two-and-a-half years in state prison after being convicted on cocaine, gun, and probation violation charges.
A decade later in 2003, he got into a scuffle during a pickup basketball game, pulled a gun on 27-year-old Pernell Paige, and threatened to kill him. The rapper was charged for aggravated assault with a firearm, use of firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Just months after that incident, he and a friend were drinking and acting up while watching a high-school football game. The cops stopped and searched them, finding coke and weed.
In 2006, he was busted for shouting down and throwing punches at a man while hanging around the Lincoln Road Mall on Miami Beach.
This latest arrest, according to the BSO report, stemmed from a pending sniff warrant for Trick Daddy's Miramar residence, which the members of the Broward County Drug Task Force and drug dogs arrived to executed at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 3.
"At 10:08 a.m., I witnessed Maurice Young, backing out of the driveway of his residence in a green, 2 door coupe," writes the arresting officer in the report.
So a stop was made as police "made contact with Mr. Young and requested he exit the vehicle.
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"He complied," the officer writes, "and I informed him that I believe his license was suspended per DHSMV records and he confirmed that he was aware and asked if it was in reference to child support payments."
But no, the police weren't there to seek settlement of outstanding familial financial obligations. They were apparently looking for a drug operation.
The officer informed Trick Daddy of the sniff warrant, asking about narcotics in the home.
"He admitted that he just had powder cocaine in the residence and maybe marijuana roaches, but no grow house."
At that point, police requested a search warrant for Trick Daddy's home. And upon entering the residence at 2:08 p.m., they found some drugs, a weapon, and ammo.
"Inside of the master bedroom nightstand was found approximately 1g of powder whic field tested positive for cocaine," the report reads. "Under the pillow adjacent to the nightstand was found a 9mm Sig Sauer P220 SN-G404193.
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"In the downstairs bedroom was found a 9mm box of ammunition, inside of the nightstand. There was also a 9mm round of ammunition in the closet in the NE bedroom."
Following his arrest, the rapper was booked, charged, and held overnight. But he was released from BSO custody this morning after posting a $6,100 bond.
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