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Houston Rapper Z-Ro Faces Drug Possession Charge

23 February 2010 One Comment By chrism

Written by: Trill Chris

Houston rapper Z-Ro will be reporting to court on March 1 to face a felony drug possession charge from 2009.

The rapper was arrested in February after police found a codeine mixture in the rappers car weighing over 28 grams. This isn’t the first time Z-Ro, real name Joseph Wayne McVey, has been in trouble with the law for possession. Last year, Z-Ro was found not guilty for misdemeanor marijuana possession and in 2003, Z-Ro served time for a codeine conviction that violated his parole.

Z-Ro’s lawyer, Robert Jones, has spoken out in confidence about his client’s innocence. Jones claims that the prescription bottle found in the back seat of the car was a cough medication, prescribed for someone other than the rapper. The trial for Z-Ro is likely to be delayed as the Houston District Attorney is currently seeking to elevate the charges against the rapper.

“Right now, the penalty has been enhanced, so I would have to look that up to see what exactly that is, but I anticipate that he is going to trial because he didn’t do anything, so the penalty is zero,” Jones said in a statement to the Houston Press. “They’re trying to ramp up the charges and make him scared so he’ll take something. It is nothing more than a form of intimidation. It doesn’t change the facts of the case at all.”

Despite not listening to the rappers music, Jones is impressed with the integrity of Z-Ro.

“Everybody who knows his music has told me that he is a purist… And he’s just an honest, forthright person. If he did it, he’ll say he did it.”

Z-Ro has released 13 solo albums since 1998. Some of his critically-acclaimed LPs, such as 2006’s I’m Still Livin’, were released while the rapper was incarcerated. Z-Ro’s latest studio album was 2009’s Cocaine, which featured appearances from Gucci Mane, Lil Flip, Mike D, and Big Pokey.


    True King of the South right there. Real rap no gimmiccs. ya’ll niggaz need to go back and listen to Z-RO mann