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Judge Issues Bench Warrant To Lil Wayne In Arizona

Judge Issues Bench Warrant To Lil Wayne In Arizona

This week, a judge issued a bench warrant to Lil Wayne because he didn’t show up for a court appearance in Yuma, Arizona. Obviously, the reason why Weezy never turned up was because he is currently behind bars in New York… Yuma Country didn’t care though:

Deann Sandry (Yuma County prosecutor) said it was the state’s position that Lil Wayne is now a convicted felon and that a bench warrant should be issued and his bond be increased to $150,000.

Lil Wayne pled not guilty to drug and gun charges from a January 2008 arrest in Yuma. DEA agents stopped and searched his tour bus finding 105 grams of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine, 41 grams of ecstasy pills, and a 40-caliber pistol.

This could turn out even worse for Wayne if he gets charged guilty 🙁 You can also view Tunechi‘s ‘Inmate Lookup Page’ for Riker’s Island here.

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Trial Date Set For Lil Wayne On Drug & Gun Charges

Trial Date Set For Lil Wayne On Drug & Gun Charges

Rapper Lil Wayne will go on trial next March on felony drug possession and weapons charges he faces in Yuma County, Ariz.

The trial date was set during a court hearing in Yuma on Thursday.

The case against Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, stems from his arrest at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8 east of Yuma in January 2008. Authorities said they found cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun on his tour bus.

Lil Wayne has pleaded not guilty. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call on Thursday.

Chief criminal Yuma County Attorney Roger Nelson says his office doesn’t offer misdemeanor plea deals on such cases and that’s probably one of the reasons why the case hasn’t been resolved.

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Lil Wayne Hires Top FBI Scientist To Counter Gun Charge

Lil Wayne Hires Top FBI Scientist To Counter Gun Charge

Hip-Hop star Lil Wayne has hired a former FBI geneticist in his attempt to avoid being prosecuted in New York on a gun charge.

The rapper has enlisted Bruce Budowle to challenge DNA results linking Lil Wayne to a .40 Caliber handgun found on his tour bus following a performance with Ja Rule at The Beacon Theater in New York in July of 2007.

According to The New York Post, Budowle will argue that Manhattan prosecutors used an unreliable testing method in their attempt to link Lil Wayne’s DNA to the gun.

Budowle testified on behalf of prosecutors in the murder trial of Scott Peterson, who was convicted of killing his wife Laci Peterson.

Defense lawyers for Lil Wayne have dismissed the arresting officer’s allegation that she smelled marijuana emanating from the bus, resulting in the search which uncovered the gun.

Lil Wayne’s lawyers also maintain is a legal firearm registered to his manager, Cortez Bryant.

Lil Wayne has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

If convicted, he faces up to three and half years in prison under recently passed New York gun laws.

Shouts to AllHipHop and let us know in the comments what you think about this.

Bonus: It looks like Drake has took over from Weezy to be the face of “Strapped Condoms” 😮

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Lil Wayne Makes Arizona Court Appearance

Lil Wayne appeared in an Arizona court on drug possession and weapons charges earlier today.

His attorney says he told the Yuma County Superior Court judge that the U.S. Border Patrol hasn’t turned over records the defense requested months ago. The judge set another court date for Aug. 11.

Wayne was arrested at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8 east of Yuma in January 2008 after authorities said they found cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun on his tour bus.

He faces one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of dangerous drugs and weapons misconduct.

Weezy previously pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Lil Wayne To Appear In Yuma, Ariz Court Today

Lil Wayne To Appear In Yuma, Ariz Court Today

Rapper Lil Wayne is expected to appear in a Yuma court for a hearing related to drug possession and weapons charges.

An attorney for Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, says the rapper will be at Yuma County Superior Court on Tuesday morning for a status conference.

In January 2008, Carter was arrested at a border checkpoint 78 miles east of Yuma after authorities found cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun on his tour bus.

He faces one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of dangerous drugs and weapons misconduct.

Carter previously pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Lets just hope that everything goes well for Wayne today 🙂

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