News: Beanie Sigel Wanted By Police, Arrest Warrant Issued

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009 5:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Police have reportedly issued a warrant for the arrest of State Property's Dwight "Beanie Sigel" Grant after the rapper failed to appear in court this week regarding a drug charge.

The rapper was reportedly due in court yesterday (September 14).

A municipal court judge in Burlington County issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant. Judge Gregory McCloskey issued the warrant after he failed to appear on a drug-possession charge, according to Carol Beismann, deputy administrator for the court shared by Chesterfield, North Hanover, and Wrightstown. (Six Shot News)

Sigel was originally arrested last month on a drug possession charge while he was traveling to a performance in New Jersey.

Dwight Grant, 35, who is known as the rapper Beanie Sigel, was found in possession of under 50 grams of the drug during a 12:44 a.m. traffic stop at the intersection of Fort Dix and Main streets, said Sgt. Julian Castellanos, spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. The driver, Karl S. Dargan, 24, of Philadelphia, and another passenger, Justin S. Gaines, 25, of Westville, Gloucester County, also were charged with marijuana possession of under 50 grams, Castellanos said. Grant, Dargan and Gaines were not believed to be in jail, Castellanos said. On Sunday, Grant was on his way to perform at a private function at Kelly?s Bar on Rexall Avenue, according to a bar employee. The performance was canceled as a result of his arrest, the employee said. (Philly Burbs News)

The Philly emcee previously spent time behind bars in early 2008.

Sigel has been on a slow decline since his bid in 2004. March 27, 2008 saw the rapper behind bars again for three months for a third probation violation after receiving positive tests for Xanax and Percocet over five times in a month. (Hip Hop Wired)

He recently landed on the sales charts with the release of his Broad Street Bully album.

State Property's Beanie Sigel debuted on the charts this week as his Broad Street Bully album landed at No. 77. The Philadelphia-bred emcee's latest effort has sold 6,600 records after seven days. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

No further information has been announced as of now.

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