It looks like Detroit-raised rapper 42 Dugg may be facing a long prison sentence.
RELATED: 42 Dugg arrested after failing to surrender to serve six-month jail sentence
The Detroit News reports that 42 Dugg, whose government name is Dion Hayes, has officially pleaded guilty after pleading guilty to illegal possession of a firearm last year and serving a six-month prison sentence.
42 Dugg has been behind bars anywhere from 6 months to 5 years
While prosecutors have agreed to recommend a six-month sentence for the rapper, the presiding judge – William Ray II – may be able to override the recommendation and sentence Hayes to up to 5 years in prison.
In addition, upon his release, 42 Dugg agreed to participate in a 30-day inpatient drug treatment program. This is followed by a 30-day outpatient program.
The sentencing is scheduled for May 10 and there are no further updates at this time.
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42 Dugg got into trouble after the ATF received a tip
According to The Detroit News, these legal troubles date back to November 2019, when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) received a tip that Dugg — who had previously served time on carjacking and firearms charges — had a gun fired at a shooting range in Atlanta.
This allegation was confirmed by CCTV footage, and the rap star was eventually arrested and charged with gun possession in March 2020.
He was later sentenced to three years probation. However, after being caught repeatedly violating the terms of his parole, he was ordered to surrender in a federal prison camp for 6 months.
Ultimately, his failure to comply with that order landed him in further trouble, although the exact implications will not be clear until he is sentenced later this year.
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