DEA arrests Lil Wayne for drugs in Arizona
Federal agents said they found illegal drugs including cocaine on his charter bus about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at a checkpoint near Dateland in southwestern Arizona.
DEA agents found almost four ounces of weed, just over an ounce of cocaine and almost two ounces of X, along with drug paraphernalia. They also found a .40-caliber pistol registered to the rapper, who has a concealed weapons permit here in Florida.
The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was being held at the Yuma County Sheriff’s jail on state drug charges. He appeared at a morning arraignment via video in Wellton, 35 miles east of Yuma.
Carter’s lawyer said his client was not formally charged and his next court date was scheduled for Jan. 25.
“We will find out by Jan. 25 whether or not the (Yuma) county attorney will file charges or not,” James Tilson said. His bond was set at $10,185. At least he has company: two of the 11 other people Lil Wayne was travelling with were arrested, too.