November 2020

Lil Wayne Hit With Federal Weapons Charge in Florida

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida has charged Lil Wayne with a federal weapons charge. The charge is one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. Wayne, who was convicted of a felony gun charge in New York in 2009, is prohibited from possessing a firearm. .If convicted, Wayne could face up to 10 years in prison. He is scheduled to appear in court next month. .The federal charge stems from a December 2019incident when federal agents searched Wayne’s private plane at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport. .Along with other guns and drugs found on the plane, they reportedly found a gold-plated handgun in Wayne’s luggage. .At the time of the incident, Wayne’s attorney said he was “cleared” by agents to leave, even after the discovery of the items. .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, Attorney Howard Srebnick, via ‘Pitchfork’