Lil Wayne Hit With Federal Weapons Charge, Faces Possible Years Behind Bars
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida has charged Lil Wayne with a single count of possession
of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
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The federal weapons charge carries up to 10 years in prison if convicted. The charge stems from a
December 2019 incident when federal agents searched Wayne’s plane at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport and
reportedly found a gold-plated handgun in the “Big Worm” rapper’s luggage.
Wayne’s attorney, Howard Srebnick, said at the time that his client was “cleared” to leave despite the agents’
alleged findings. However, as noted by the outlet, it appears that federal agents now believe “Wayne was
wrongfully in possession of a weapon and ammunition.”
“There is no allegation that [Wayne] ever fired [the gun found in his luggage], brandished it, used it or threatened
to use it,” Srebnick told TMZ following Weezy’s recent charge. “There is no allegation that he is a dangerous
person.” He added, “The charge is that because he was convicted of a felony in the past, he is prohibited from
possessing a firearm.”
Wayne is reportedly scheduled to appear in court next month.