42 Dugg may be facing a five-year sentence after pleading guilty to prison evasion in a case that played out over the last few years.
According to a report fromThe Detroit News on Wednesday (March 22), Dugg appeared in court this week to plead guilty to failing to surrender and serve a six-month prison sentence in 2022 for illegally possessing a firearm.
Though prosecutors have agreed to recommend the same six-month sentence as punishment, presiding judge William Ray II has the ability to overrule the recommendation and hit Dugg with up to five years behind bars.
42 Dugg has agreed to attend a 30-day inpatient drug treatment program after his release, followed by a 30-day outpatient program.
In May of last year, the “We Paid” rapper was apprehended by federal agents for his failure to surrender and did a few months behind bars over it.
The original issue began back in November 2019, when the Bureau or Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) received a tip that Dugg had fired a weapon at an Atlanta gun range. As a convicted felon for prior carjacking and firearms possession charges, he was not allowed to fire any weapon, and he was ultimately arrested and charged with felony firearms possession in March 2020.
He was apprehended again in August 2020 for evading police just two months prior.
In May 2021, 42 Dugg and his legal team entered plea negotiations for the gun charge, which carried a maximum sentence of 10 years. But with the plea deal, he was able to avoid jail time and get away with probation. However, a judge revoked his probation soon after and slapped him with six months in jail and two years of supervised release.
42 Dugg was expected to surrender and report to a West Virginia prison in April of last year. Because he failed to turn himself in, federal agents had to retrieve him at an opportune time, which was evidently soon after he landed at a Motor City airport.
Sentencing for the current matter is set for May 10.