Caught Sleeping Behind The Wheel

Miami rapper and restaurant owner Maurice Young, also known as Trick Daddy, was arrested on DUI charges and cocaine possession earlier this year. The police received calls about someone driving a Range Rover who ran red lights and hit stop signs. The Miami Herald reported Young was caught sleeping behind a wheel when officers approached his vehicle. He confessed to having 5 drinks after a club, and had “slurred speech, bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes.” The rapper failed a field sobriety test after police smelled alcohol on his breath.

After Young was arrested and taken to Hammocks District Station, authorities found cocaine in a dollar bill, reporting it after Young was placing items in a plastic bag. Soon after, he was arrested and incurred “one charge of felony cocaine possession.” Young was wanted for a warrant, and his bail set to $5,000 for the cocaine possession and $1,000 for a DUI charge. In prior years, Young was charged with firearm possession, and has been arrested on a cocaine possession charge, “carrying a concealed firearm, and violating probation.” The rapper has opened a successful soul food restaurant in Miami and has made appearances in the media in recent years.

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Young’s Unique Treatment For Lupus

Young has openly admitted to self-medicating help cope with the impact of the autoimmune disease, Lupus. Additionally, Young admitted to not being a pill user. Instead he laced marijuana with cocaine to help with Lupus. He also admitted to being a drinker. There is no cure for Lupus and this method of self-medication could explain Young’s DUI charge and cocaine possession.

Signs Of Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is extremely addictive that can have life-long effects on the mind and body. Some of the most commonly reported symptoms include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Paranoia
  • Mood swings
  • Runny nose
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Sniffing
  • Coma
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • High blood pressure
  • Confusion

Cocaine combined with other substances like alcohol has a higher impact of resulting in an overdose. Cocaine abuse can impact the lives of those around you, and if operating vehicles, can potentially lead to harm of self or others via crashes.

If you or a loved one struggles with cocaine or alcohol use, there are several treatment options available. If your loved one uses illicit substances for pain management, there are healthier options available. Contact a dedicated treatment provider and explore the available options.

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