Ty Dolla $ign is facing over a decade behind bars after being indicted on felony drug possession charges following his September arrest.
According to TMZ, a grand jury has charged the 33-year-old singer with three counts—felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of THC, and a misdemeanor for marijuana possession. If convicted, Ty could receive up to 15 years in prison.
Ty was pulled over in the Atlanta area on Sept. 5 while he and and five other people, including Skrillex, were en route to a concert at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. Authorities allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the van he was driving in. Drug-sniffing dogs searched the vehicle and arrested Ty after drugs were allegedly found in a duffle bag.
“He had no drugs on his person at all,” his lawyer Drew Findling told Channel 2 Action News following the arrest. “Apparently there was a small amount of some drug found in the car, and they let five people walk away. And they let the international superstar go into custody.”
Ty was taken to Fulton County Jail before being released on $6,000 bond. A grand jury ruled to indict him on the drug charges, but decided not to pursue two misdemeanor charges for possession of drug-related objects.