DMX may get taken into custody for ditching mandatory drug treatment program, relapsing with cocaine

DMX could be taken into custody Tuesday for leaving a court-ordered drug treatment program and using cocaine and Oxycodone.The “Get At Me Dog” rapper pleaded guilty in November to $1.7 million tax fraud and is due to be sentenced in March before Manhattan Federal Judge Jed Rakoff. As part of his case, DMX was ordered to attend a drug treatment program.

But in the last week the rapper left the program to tend to his 1-year-old boy who had become extremely sick, DMX’s attorney, Murray Richman, said outside the courtroom. During that period DMX relapsed. He tested positive for Oxycodone and cocaine during a check-in with authorities, Richman said.

“I love the guy, but he’s a f–k up,” Richman told reporters, adding that the child was on the mend.


The violation of the terms of DMX’s plea could result in DMX being taken into custody, Richman said.

The rapper has frequently arrived late to appearances before Rakoff — as was the case on Tuesday. He was scheduled to appear at 11:15 a.m., but Rakoff rescheduled the hearing to 12:45 p.m. due to DMX’s tardiness. Richman said his client was somewhere on the West Side Highway.

“I’d like to tell you I have total control of his movements, I don’t,” Richman told the judge.

“I cannot make excuses anymore.”

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By 11:45 a.m., DMX had arrived at the courthouse.

He faces up to five years in prison when sentenced.


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