Top Article

Lil Wayne Charged with Gun Possession, Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Lil Wayne has reportedly been charged with a federal weapons charge, which could see him behind bars for up to 10 years, if he’s found guilty.

The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, faces one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, from the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, according to TMZ.

Reports say the charge dates back to December of last year, when federal police officers searched a plane belonging to the 38-year-old, at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. He was said to be travelling to California, via Florida, at the time.

Federal agents are believed to have found $26,000 in cash, a gold gun and an array of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and ecstasy.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.