Atlanta rapper and reality TV star Lil’ Scrappy, also known as Darryl Richardson, is in danger of having his probation revoked.
Richardson, 29, was back in jail last month for accusations that he switched his urine sample during a regular drug screening required by his probation, his attorney said.
“They’re saying the urine sample was below the expected temperature,” attorney Mawuli Mel Davis told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They issued an arrest warrant and he turned himself in.”
A probation revocation hearing is scheduled for later this week.
Richardson was booked into the DeKalb County jail on April 23 and booked out the next day, according to jail records.
He is an original cast member of VH1’s popular “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” and came into popularity with the release of his first album “Bred 2 Die, Born 2 Live” in 2006.
But a 2008 arrest and plea under the first offender statute for felony marijuana possession and gun possession has Richardson serving eight years of probation, according to court records.
And last October, Richardson was arrested for moving without informing authorities of his address change, a violation of his probation.
Davis said his client has walked the straight and narrow and hopes the judge in the coming probation revocation hearing sees the recent accusation as a “misunderstanding.”
“He’s been on probation for five years and hasn’t broken any laws,” Davis said of Richardson. “He’s been going to schools speaking to young people about their choices. We’re hoping the judge will terminate his probation so he can go on with his life.”
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