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Slain rapper's mom faces drug charge

Posted April 27, 2010 1:30 p.m. EDT

The mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur will appear in a Robeson County courtroom next month on charges related to an April 16 drug arrest.

Afeni Shakur Davis, 63, of 2630 E. 77 St. in Lumberton, faces one count each of felony possession of marijuana, simple possession of a controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.

She is out of jail on a $10,000 bond and is expected to appear in court May 10, authorities said Tuesday.

Shakur was fatally shot Sept. 7, 1996, in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. The case has never been solved.

Davis, a former political activist and former member of the Black Panther Party, later founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation for students interested in performing arts. The foundation is funded by the profit from her son's unreleased works.