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Tupac’s Mother Arrested on Drug Possession Charges

Afeni Shakur Davis, the mother of late rap legend, Tupac Shakur, was arrested earlier this month on drug possession charges in Lumberton, North Carolina.

ABC News reports that 63-year-old Davis was nabbed by state alcohol agents and hit with multiple charges on April 16, including felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling/place for controlled substance and simple possession of a controlled substance.

Davis has been released on a $10, 000 bond and will return to North Carolina’s Robeson County District Court for sentencing on May 10. The Lumberton native made a name for herself as a political activist in the Black Panthers movement in the ’70s. But since her son’s death, Davis has remained focused on business and charity endeavors, including founding the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. The Georgia-based organization helps to provide art programs for children.

Davis’ Amaru Entertainment company is currently caught up in a legal battle with film studio, Morgan Creek Productions to gain full rights to the long-awaited Tupac biopic. Amaru Entertainment filed a suit against Morgan Creek in 2009, accusing them of hindering progress with other interested movie studios such as Fox and Paramount.

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