Rapper Lil Wayne Charged With Gun Offense In Florida
Rapper Lil Wayne Charged With Federal Gun Offense at Miami Airport.
The popular U.S. Rapper lil wyne has been charged for being in possession gold-plated handgun after his luggage was frisk when he arriving Miami on a private plane.
However, Lil Wayne was charged on Tuesday in South Florida with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a federal offense which holds a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
On the note of the Documents filed in Miami federal court, it stated that, the rapper whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. had a gun and ammunition on December 23 of last year despite knowing he had the previous felony on his record.
Meanwhile, authorities acknowledged him owning the gold-plated handgun which was reported by a search warrant, lil wyne open up while he was addressing the investigators that the gun was a Father's Day gift.
According to lil wyne's attorney, "Howard Srebnick" in an email he said that there are legal questions about whether mere possession of a weapon by a felon not judged to be dangerous fits the definition of a crime. He further states that, “Carter is charged with possessing a gold-plated handgun in his luggage on a private plane. There is no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to use it,” Srebnick said. “There is no allegation that he is a dangerous person.” It was noted that the Investigators also finds some suspected illegal drugs in the luggage, but Carter has not been charged with a drug offense.
Therefore, A tentative court date on the weapons charge has been fixt to the 11th December 2020 at 1:30 p.m. in Miami federal court.