Lil Wayne has been hit with a federal weapons charge and is facing some serious jail time if the rapper is convicted.
In December 2019, federal agents searched Lil Wayne‘s private jet at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport and found the rapper’s Coach bag filled with weed, cocaine, MDMA in pill and crystal forms, and heroin. At the time of the search, Lil Wayne‘s lawyer, Howard Srebnick, said that though guns and drugs were found on the plane, the “Money Maker” rapper was free to go.
Now, the feds are coming for Lil Wayne, saying that he was in wrongful possession of a weapon and ammunition.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida has officially charged Wayne with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. If convicted, the rapper faces up to 10 years. Srebnick told TMZ that “there is no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to use it. There is no allegation that he is a dangerous person.”
Srebnick also explained why Lil Wayne was charged. “The charge is that because he was convicted of a felony in the past, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm,” he said. Wayne is due in court next month.