As the rapper was preparing for his flight at the Miami-Oak Locka Executive Airport, the U.S. Attorney for the South District arrived and had the plane searched by police and FBI agents. Discovered on the plane were weapons and ammunition.
Wayne was then charged with one count of possession of a firearm with ammunition by a convicted felon. If convicted, the “lollipop” rapper could be facing 10 years in prison.
At the time of the incident, authorities reported finding guns, a variety of drugs, a large amount of cash, and ammunition on board the rapper’s private plane. There was no charge for the drugs that were discovered. Wayne claimed that the gun in question was a Father’s Day gift.
Lil Wayne’s attorney, Howard Srebnick made a statement on his client’s behalf acknowledging that the charge Wayne has is for a gold-plated handgun, he goes on to say “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. The charge is that because he was convicted of a felony in the past, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.”
Although the rapper was not arrested or placed into custody, he has been summoned for a court date on December 11th.
Previously, Wayne pleaded guilty of attempted possession in connection with a gun that was found on his tour bus in New York in 2007. The rapper was sentenced to one year in Rikers Island in which he served eight months.