Lil Wayne Avoids Jail Time in AZ Drug Case
Lil Wayne had charges stemming from a 2008 arrest in Arizona dismissed recently when he agreed to enter a guilty plea with the Yuma County Superior Court.
As a result of the plea agreement, the Yuma Sun reports that the self-proclaimed greatest rapper alive is unlikely to serve further time upon release from his current bid at New York’s Rikers Island. Wayne, who is currently serving a one-year sentence at Rikers for weapons charges, appeared for Friday morning’s hearing via video feed and pled guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug.
Authorities claim to have found cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun on Weezy’s tour bus when it was stopped by U.S. Border Patrol Jan. 22, 2008. Wayne had the charges for narcotics possession, weapons misconduct, and possession of drug paraphernalia dismissed in exchange for his plea.
According to the terms of the plea agreement, the New Orleans rapper will likely be sentenced to 36 months probation for the Arizona charge once he is released from Rikers. Official sentencing will occur June 30. —Calvin Stovall