According to TMZ, Lil Wayne has just been hit with a federal weapons charge.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida has charged the rapper with 1 count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
Back in 2009, Wayne was convicted of a felony gun charge in NY.
The charge is for a December 2019 incident where federal agents searched Wayne’s plane at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. The plane stopped in Florida on its way to California, and he was a passenger on there.
Wayne’s attorney, Howard Srebnick, had said his client was “cleared” to leave even though guns and drugs were reportedly found on the plane.
According to Wayne’s attorney, Carter was charged for possessing a gold-plated handgun in his luggage back in December.
“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 Lawyer
Wayne’s scheduled to appear in court next month. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.