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Tupac Shakur's mother facing drug charges in NC


LUMBERTON, N.C. -- A hearing has been delayed for the mother of rapper Tupac Shakur after her arrest in North Carolina on drug charges.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that 63-year-old Afeni Shakur Davis was charged in April with felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance and simple possession of a controlled substance. Her hearing, originally scheduled for Monday, was continued until Aug. 24.

Davis lives in Lumberton. Her battles with drug abuse were portrayed in her son's music.

After Tupac Shakur's death in 1996, Davis started the company that currently oversees his music portfolio.

Davis is free on bond. It wasn't clear whether she had an attorney and a spokeswoman for her Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation said Davis wouldn't have any comment.

Information from: The Fayetteville Observer

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