PHOENIX – Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson was charged Wednesday with drug possession and driving under the influence of drugs, and the prosecutor wants to send him to prison.
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said he will try to jail Tyson because of his criminal background.
"He has run out of second chances, at least in my book," Thomas said.
Tyson was charged with two felonies for drug possession and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs. If convicted of all four charges, he could be sentenced to between 2 1/4 and 7 1/2 years.
The charges stem from his arrest Friday in Scottsdale, where he was pulled over after leaving a nightclub. An officer found two bags of cocaine in his back pocket and another in a package of cigarettes in his car, according to court records.