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Chief Keef Headed to Rehab After Failing Drug Tests

By DNAinfo Staff on November 6, 2013 3:45pm  | Updated on November 7, 2013 10:50am

 Authorities said Chief Keef was sent to jail again after he failed two drug tests.
Authorities said Chief Keef was sent to jail again after he failed two drug tests.
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Cook County Sheriff's Office

CHICAGO — Teen rapper Chief Keef, who has been in and out of jail multiple times this year, was ordered into a 90-day residential drug treatment program after failing two drug tests, the Cook County sheriff's office said Wednesday.

The 18-year-old, whose real name is Keith Cozart, appeared before a judge in Skokie Wednesday and was being transferred to the Cook County Jail Wednesday afternoon.

He will likely spend at least one night in jail before being transferred to Haymarket Center, a residential drug treatment facility where he must complete a 90-day sentence, the sheriff's office said.

"In court Finna go to Jail Judge Wants to send me Back," the rapper tweeted at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday after appearing at the Skokie Courthouse.

In October, he served eight days in jail after failing a court-ordered drug test brought on by a conviction for driving 110 mph on the Edens Expy. Officials said the drug test showed he had smoked pot.

Keef, a $6 million man thanks to Interscope Records, was given 20 days and hauled off to the Cook County Jail's Cermak Hospital on Oct. 15 for court-ordered drug rehab. He was released early, but now is headed back. It's unclear if he'll end up back in the jail rehab section.

The earlier positive test for pot was a violation of his conditional discharge for driving 55 mph over the speed limit in May in his 2011 BMW X6, authorities said.

"That's a fast car. That's why I bought it," he told the arresting officer in a conversation captured by the officer's microphone.

He was locked up earlier this year for violating probation on an earlier conviction for pointing a gun at a Chicago cop in 2011 when he was 16. A judge ruled a Pitchfork video showing the rapper holding a gun violated his probation in that case.

That 60-day jail stint was served in juvenile detention.