A Philadelphia judge decided to extend Beanie Sigel’s supervised release because he was questioned in federal court about a positive drug test and association with convicted felons, which violate his probation.
Sigel was originally sentenced in October 2004 to 12 months and a day, plus two years of supervised release, on gun and drug charges.
The U.S. Probation Office asked for the hearing Wednesday, saying he had failed to notify his probation officer that he had been stopped and questioned by police on Aug. 20 when he was detained with several men, including a convicted felon. Sigel also tested positive for codeine and morphine in a drug test in December.
Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, told U.S. District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick that he had been given a prescription by his doctor three days before a scheduled drug test.
Sigel’s attorney, Fortunato Perri Jr., provided Surrick and Assistant U.S. Attorney Curtis Douglas with a copy of a prescription and a letter signed by a doctor.
Surrick sentenced Sigel to an additional six months of supervised release. He told Sigel he would have to get the situation “under control or otherwise I’m going to have to take action you’re not going to appreciate.”
Previously last year in May, Sigel was shot twice in the upper right arm during a robbery attempt. According to Philly.com, sources at the Philadelphia Police are skeptical of the details of the shooting because no shell casings, or witnesses to the shooting have been located.