Rapper DMX arrested for marijuana possession in US
- 22 August 2013
- From the section Entertainment
Rapper DMX has been arrested in South Carolina for possessing marijuana, two days before he was due to appear in court on drink-driving charges.
The musician, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was stopped by police on Tuesday after the truck he was in broke a traffic rule.
Officers then found three bags of the drug, an official report said.
The rapper's press representative Domenick Nati denied that drugs had been found in the vehicle.
A statement said: "No drugs were found on DMX or the other passengers.
"The alleged bags of marijuana were never shown to DMX or the other passengers.
"DMX was released this morning [Wednesday]... and is back at his home in South Carolina."
Last month the rapper was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and for not having a driving licence.
Days later he filed for bankruptcy protection in New York.
Court papers show the 42-year-old has less than $50,000 (£32,500) in assets and is between $1 million (£656,000) and $10 million (£6.5m) in debt.
He owes $1.24 million (£814,000) in child support and more than $21,000 (£13,700) on a car lease.
DMX released his seventh studio album, Undisputed, in 2012 after a gap of six years.
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