Lil Wayne Charged With Firearm Possession By Felon, Faces 10 Years In Prison
Written by Rika C on November 18, 2020
The Celebrated rapper was charged Tuesday with possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon after police found the weapon during a search of his private jet in December 2019. Lil Wayne, who owns a home in Miami Beach, is expected to have his first appearance in federal court in Miami on Dec. 11. He was charged with one count and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. According to the Miami Herald, investigators allege that the South Florida rapper who appeared high from using marijuana, admitted to owning a gold-plated pistol found in his luggage. He told Miami-Dade police and FBI agents that the gun had been given to him as a Father’s Day gift, according to a search warrant obtained in January of this year by the Miami Herald. The Herald reports that inside the rapper’s bag, the warrant shows, law enforcement agents found the gun, along with bullets, suspected cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, heroin, pain killers, and prescription-strength cough syrup often used to make a concoction called ‘Purple Drank.’ Cops also found $25,938 in cash.