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Ty Dolla $ign indicted for felony drug possession, faces 15 years in prison

on December 10, 2018, 9:13am

Ty Dolla $ign is facing up to 15 years in prison after being indicted for felony drug possession, according to TMZ.

The 33-year-old musician was indicted by a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia for felony possession of cocaine and felony possession of THC — as well as misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Ty Dolla $ign was arrested back in September prior to a concert at Atlanta’s Cellaris Arena. Police officers pulled over a limo van and searched all seven of its passengers, including Ty Dolla $ign and Skrillex. Ultimately, only Ty Dolla $ign was arrested.

Update: A representative for Ty Dolla $ign said in a statement:

“[Ty Dolla $ign] understands from his attorney Steve Sadow that the indictment in Fulton County, Georgia is merely the next mandatory procedural step in the process of resolving Ty’s case in that particular criminal justice system, and one more step closer to finally bringing this matter to a close. It was expected by Ty’s legal counsel and came as no surprise whatsoever.”

“Ty maintains his innocence and there is no indication to the contrary. It’s also very important to note that Ty’s jewelry and cash seized from him upon his arrest in September 2018 was ordered returned to him last week… another clear sign that this matter is coming to a close soon.”

The indictment comes amidst what has undoubtedly been the most fruitful period of Ty Dolla $ign’s musical career. In addition to putting out his own projects, including last year’s Beach House 3 and his recent MihTy collaborative EP with Jeremih, Ty Dolla $igns has emerged as one of hip-hop’s most in-demand producers and contributed to a number of high-profile albums, including Kanye West’s ye, Christina Aguilera’s Liberation, Drake’s Scorpion, and Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s Everything Is Love.

Below, you can watch body cam footage of Ty Dolla $ign’s arrest via TMZ:

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