American rapper Lil Wayne could be sentenced up to ten years in prison after he was charged Tuesday in Florida with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Under the United States federal law Convicted felons are barred from owning firearms.
The incident occurred in 2019 and Lil Wayne was found to be carrying a gun and bullets when police searched a private plane in Miami in December last year.
According to reports Lil Wayne has admitted that the gold-plated pistol found in his luggage was his. He told police the weapon had been given to him as a Father’s Day gift.
It was revealed that the Police also found what was believed to be cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, heroin, painkillers and more than $25,000 in cash.
But the sole federal weapons charge filed in federal court in Miami stems from the fact that Lil Wayne was convicted more than a decade ago on a separate firearms charge.
Lil Wayne will face the court on December 11, 2020.