Lil Wayne faces as much as 10 years in jail on federal gun expenses !!
Rapper Lil Wayne was arrested Tuesday on charges of possessing a gun and ammunition as a criminal.
The charges go back to the search for a private jet in Miami last December.
On December 23, 2019, Miami police officers and federal agents were advised to board Weezy’s Gulfstream V-jet at Opa-Locka Executive Airport after traveling from California.
After a search in Lil Wayne’s designer bag, the police found a gold-plated Glock 45 caliber pistol with a pearl grip. He told officers the gun was a Father’s Day gift.
The officials also report that they found ammunition cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, pain relievers and prescription cough syrup, as well as lots of money. So far, he has not been charged any drug possession fees.
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Weezy’s attorney Howard Srebnick released a statement on the charges.
“There is no claim that he ever fired, wielded, used, or threatened to use it,” Srebnick said, according to the NY Times. “There is no claim that he is a dangerous person. The charges are that he is forbidden from owning a firearm because he has been convicted of a crime in the past.”
He added: “Although the Supreme Court has not yet ruled the constitutional issue, Judge Amy Coney Barrett recently wrote a dissenting appeals panel stating: ‘Lack of evidence that he either belongs to a dangerous category or persistently carries individual risk markers disqualifies him [a felon] Owning a gun is against the second amendment. ‘”
If convicted, the rapper faces up to 10 years in prison.