Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge; Faces Up To 10 Years
Lil Wayne has pled guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a loaded weapon while traveling to Miami on a private jet. It was a much publicized case in December last year.
Police had said that they found a gold-plated Remington 1911, .45-caliber handgun loaded with 6 rounds of ammunition. They also claim they found a bag containing personal use amounts of cocaine, ecstasy, and oxycodone. Federal agents searched the rapper’s plane upon landing at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport following a flight from California on Christmas eve.
Lil Wayne pled guilty to the gun charge on Friday in Miami, reports TMZ. His sentencing is scheduled for next month. He is now facing up to 10 years in prison.
Wayne’s chef, who was traveling with the rapper, had about $20,000 in cash in his possession, according to the authorities at the time. They also recovered Vape cartridges that featured Lil Wayne’s face on the boxes. The federal search was conducted by investigators with the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives departments as well as Miami-Dade police officers.
This news comes shortly after reports that Wayne has sold his masters to Universal Music Group for $100 million. He recently released the video for his song ‘Something Different‘ from his No Ceilings 3 mixtape.