DMX Headed to Jail on Drug and Animal Cruelty Charge

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Yahoo! online has reported that Rapper DMX is headed for jail. The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons faces at least 90 days in jail after pleading guilty on Tuesday to drug, theft, and animal cruelty charges, Arizona prosecutors said.

Simmons, 38, pleaded to three felony charges and one misdemeanor count in Maricopa County Superior Court under a deal to settle three criminal cases against him. He also agreed not to own any animals or posses firearms.

DMX remains in custody and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 30. “I am pleased that this defendant will be held accountable for both his drug and animal cruelty offenses,” said County Attorney Andrew Thomas, in a statement.

In May, he was arrested on drug and animal cruelty charges after sheriff’s deputies raided his home. Authorities found dog carcasses and malnourished pit bulls at the residence.

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