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DMX arrested on drug and dogfighting charges

DMX arrested on drug and dogfighting charges Rapper DMX was arrested for a second time this week, this time early Friday on drug and dogfighting charges. A SWAT team raided his home in Phoenix in the wee hours Friday, after DMX real name is Earl Simmons) was indicted on four counts of felony drug possession and seven counts misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. The indictment stems from an August investigation, when authorities discovered 12 malnourished pit bulls and the remains of three others on the rapper's property, as well as some marijuana. According to reports, DMX initially tried to barricade himself in his bedroom as a SWAT team entered but then came out and was taking into custody without further complications. Police says several weapons and drugs were also found during the raid early Friday, as well as seven pit bull puppies. Some reports claim that local authorities were also delivering a search warrant Friday at the Mayo Clinic in relation to a possible fraud scheme the rapper has allegedly been involved in, but no further details on this case are available.

 The Friday morning raid is the second time DMX gets arrested this week. On Tuesday he was booked on numerous motor vehicle charges stemming from a January incident during which cameras caught him driving 114 mph on the Arizona highway. The rapper was charged with racing on a highway, reckless driving, two counts of endangerment and three counts of criminal speed and driving on a suspended license.

 Published on 05/09/2008

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