Monday, June 21, 2010
Plea Agreement Reached In Lil Wayne's Arizona Case
A plea hearing held last week has proved to be a success for rapper Lil Wayne. The YumaSun.com reports that the incarcerated rapper will likely not receive jail time for drug and weapons charges he received two years ago in Arizona.
The plea hearing took place via video feed with Lil Wayne broadcasted from his jail cell.
The rapper pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug and will likely be given several years probation instead of added jail time.
Because of Lil Wayne’s guilty plea the other, more serious charges including possession of a narcotic drug for sale, misconduct involving weapons, and possession of drug paraphernalia were all dropped.
Lil Wayne received the drug and weapons charges back in 2008 when his tour bus was searched by agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration. A .40-caliber pistol, almost four ounces of marijuana, an ounce of cocaine, 41 grams of Ecstasy, and other drug paraphernalia were found on the bus.
Lil Wayne is currently serving time at New York’s Riker’s Island.