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Lil Wayne arrested on three drug charges in Arizona

Rapper Lil Wayne was arrested on three felony drug charges on Wednesday at a checkpoint in Arizona.

Lil Wayne arrested on three drug charges in Arizona Rapper Lil' Wayne (real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) has been arrested earlier today on three counts of felony drug possession in Arizona. According to reports, the charter bus of Lil Wayne was stopped at a checkpoint in south-western Arizona and federal agents said they found illegal drugs in the bus, including cocaine. He is facing felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs, narcotics and drug paraphernalia, after a canine unit indicated the presence of the drugs. A search yielded over 100 grams of marijuana, just over an ounce of cocaine, 41 grams of Ecstacy and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and DEA agents then arrested Lil Wayne and took him to the Yuma County Sheriff's jail.

 The authorities also recovered a .40-caliber pistol registered to Carter, who has a concealed weapons permit in Florida. Police is looking into whether he violated any weapons laws in Arizona. According to an attorney for the rap star, Lil' Wayne has not been formally charged yet, and a court session has been scheduled for January 25th. Lil Wayne's bond is currently posted at $10,000 and he is expected to pay out shortly.

 Published on 01/23/2008

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