Jamaican dancehall deejay Flippa Mafia, whose real name is Andrew Davis, is facing 25 years to life in prison if he is convicted on federal drug-related charges. He was unsuccessful in getting wiretap evidence against him dismissed at a pre-trial hearing at Camden County Superior Court on November 17.
Flippa Mafia was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, leading a narcotics organization, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and money laundering.
The dancehall star has another scheduled pre-trial hearing on December 8 and his trial is set to commence on January 8.
The Jamaica Observer reports, Flippa Mafia’s attorney, J. Michael Farrell, is hopeful that the immigration reform plan President Obama signed by executive order, will kick in to help his client get bail. He is currently unable “to take up his bail due to an immigration detainer,” the Jamaica Observer reports.
Flippa Mafia was arrested last year in a dragnet, “Operation Next Day Air.”