Oct 27, 2009
Rapper Lil Wayne Pled Guilty To Gun Charges – Facing Jail Time
Rapper Lil Wayne, real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., pled guilty Thursday to attempted weapon possession. If convicted, Lil Wayne faces a year in jail.
Lil Wayne faces jail time for the incident that occurred in 2007.
The Associated Press reported:
Police pulled over Lil Wayne’s tour bus in Columbus Circle on July 22, 2007. They said they had seen and smelled marijuana smoke wafting out the door before the bus left a concert venue minutes earlier.
Police said that as an officer approached, the rapper tossed away a Louis Vuitton bag containing a gun.
The defense disputed officers’ basis for searching the bus and noted that more than a dozen other people were aboard.
Rapper Lil Wayne, 27, has a huge career and is at the top of the charts currently.
But this isn’t Lil Wayne’s only legal problem.
From the AP:
Lil Wayne, 27, also is scheduled for trial in Arizona on felony drug possession and weapons charges. He has pleaded not guilty in that case, which arose from a January 2008 arrest at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.
In court today, Lil Wayne also appeared resigned to accept his punishment. When warned by the judge that he would not be able to withdraw his plea, the rapper said, “I’m not one of those people.”