‘Thug Holiday’ rap veteran Trick Daddy was arrested Saturday morning and charged with DUI and cocaine possession after cops found him asleep behind the wheel.
According to the Miami Herald, an officer responded to a report of a driver hitting signs and running red lights in a dark-colored Range Rover in the area of Southwest 128th Avenue and 42nd Street in Miami, FL around 3:20 a.m.
When the officer approached the driver’s side, he saw that the driver “appeared to be asleep behind the wheel.” He told officers he had just come from a club and dropped someone off home. The report said Trick had slurred speech, bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes and that the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. He agreed to a field sobriety test, which he could not successfully complete, police said.
Trick, real name Maurice Samuel Young, was taken to the Hammocks District Station on 142nd Avenue. While there, police found cocaine inside a dollar bill while Trick Daddy was putting his possessions in a plastic bag. He allegedly refused to offer a breath sample to determine how much alcohol was in his system.
His bond on the cocaine charge was set at $5,000, with another $1,000 for DUI.
Following his arrest, Trick’s mugshot was released and social media erupted.
“Now I see why he always wearing a hat on Love & Hip Hop🤣,” one commenter wrote. Another wrote, “Trick luv da kids but not his Barber,” while another added, “Does he rap senior rap.”
This isn’t the first time he has been arrested for cocaine – he was also booked in April 2014, when police went to his Florida home and found a gram of the illegal substance in his nightstand and a 9mm gun under his pillow. He was later bailed out – after being charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, and driving with a suspended license.
He was also arrested in 1991 on a cocaine possession charge, carrying a concealed firearm and violating probation, according to a CBS4 report. He served more than two years in prison six years before the release of his 1997 debut album, ‘Based on a True Story.’
He was also arrested on assault charges in 2003 for threatening to kill a man over a street basketball game.