Referencing court documents it obtained, Radar Online reports that Ronnie Turner harbors a hard life with history of drug-related arrests that bears similarities to Ike Turner. The now-55-year-old’s relationship with the law goes all the way back to Aug. 18, 1999, when he was busted near Gladys Street State Park in Los Angeles and charged with possession of cocaine, which he was allegedly selling.
Due to an already lengthy rap sheet, Ronnie’s bail was set at $45,000. Prior to his arrest, Ronnie Turner was convicted of possession of a controlled substance in 1997, in addition to sale of a controlled substance in 1987 and possession for sale of cocaine in 1988.
As a result, Ronnie had to register as a narcotic offender, Radar noted, adding that a judge ordered him to spend 16 months in state prison. In light of his previous felonies, probation for Ronnie was denied.
Although things were bad with his sentence, Ronnie ended up getting credit for 126 days in custody, 84 days of actual custody, and 42 days for good behavior.
Yet, the downward spiral continued as news surfaced in 2000 that he kicked out his common-law wife and their two children because they were pushing him to give up drugs.
During that time, the desperate family took refuge in their car as friends allowed them to park the vehicle in their cold garage.
“At night they all curled up in the back seat of the car and slept — while Ronnie was happily living in the family apartment paid for by Tina!,” an insider said at the time.