Rapper Lil Wayne charged with weapons possession, risks 10 years in jail

Rapper Lil Wayne charged with weapons possession, risks 10 years in jail

American rapper Lil Wayne has been charged with possession of firearms, a charge arising from a late December 2019 plane search in Florida.

According to TMZ, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida has charged Weezy with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon

If convicted, the sentence could be as high as 10 years.

A court appearance is slated for December.

In 2009, Weezy, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, whose served eight months in jail on a similar charge.

Weezy’s attorney Howard Srebnick explained on Tuesday that his client has been charged for “possessing a gold-plated handgun” in his luggage while travelling on the plane.

Srebnick also highlighted the fact that there is “no allegation that he is a dangerous person.”

Wayne was not the owner of the private plane.

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