Substance Found At DMX’s Home Not Drugs
After days of speculation by local authorities regarding a powdery substance found during a raid DMX’s Cave Creek, Ariz. home, the results of lab tests are in. According to the Associated Press, the tests reveal that the mystery substance is not an illegal narcotic. But according to local sheriff Joe Arpaio, X [whose real name is Earl Simmons] still has some explaining to do. “We’re still looking at what type of powder that is,” Arpaio said. “But we did seize a useable quantity of marijuana. He does have a drug situation there.” Speaking to the AP, the rapper’s attorney—Murray Richman—reiterated that his client has not been at the home in months, and speculated that the marijuana could belong to any number of people. “Does it necessarily belong to Mr. Simmons? Mr. Simmons hasn’t been there in two and a-half months. Other people have. How does he attribute that to Mr. Simmons?”
Arpaio has stated that neighbors claim to have seen X at the residence within the last few weeks. Also discovered during the August 24 raid were 12 malnourished dogs, three dead dogs buried on the premises and a cache of weapons. Deputies first received a report of possibly animal cruelty on August 7, and visited the residence several times thereafter. On August 22, they encountered a man named Brad Blackwell who said he was caring for the dogs but would be leaving on vacation and didn’t know who would be replacing him. Blackwell told the officers that he had agreed to watch the dogs for a few days and that X’s manager was sending him money for dog food.