On August 27, DMX pleaded guilty to attempted marijuana and cocaine possession charges brought to him and was sent to the Maricopa County Jail in Arizona, after he missed a court appearance.
He is now facing several other charges, including four drug ones, seven misdemeanor animal-cruelty ones arising from two raids on his Phoenix-area home as well as theft of services and identity theft charge for using a fake identity card at a health clinic.
He left a Miami, Florida, jail, and was extradited to Arizona where, along with a sentence to serve time, he was also fined $483.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials released a statement saying he is now being held on a $25,000 cash bond.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is now 37 years old. His stage name stands for Dark Man X, which is the name he chose to use when he began his musical career. So far, his bestselling album is „…And Then There Was X,” which he released in 1999.
Back in the summer of 1999, he and his wife were arrested and charged for animal cruelty and possession of drugs and weapons. The following year he was arrested again for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, driving without a license and possession of marijuana. In 2001, he did some jail time for driving without a license and yet again, possession of marijuana.
Apparently, he needs rehab as well as some discipline since he keeps making the same mistakes over and over!