News: Lil Wayne Faces Punishment For Arizona Drug Bust
Friday, Nov 5, 2010 5:20PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is reportedly in Arizona to face the music in a drug-related case dating back two years ago.
According to reports, Wayne is required to serve out 36 months of probation.
Lil Wayne has officially checked in with the probation department in Yuma County, Arizona to begin his three year sentence stemming from a drug-filled tour bus incident from 2008. Wayne has been ordered to three years of unsupervised probation and 360 hours of community service -- which he will perform in Miami, where he resides. If Weezy's a good boy -- Yuma officials will drop the felony to a misdemeanor, which could benefit the rapper in the event that he's arrested in the future. It could also help on a job application. (TMZ)
Last month, Young Money President Mack Maine said Wayne would be forced to settle his Arizona case following his release from jail yesterday.
"No, no tour bus. It's like picking up a king. We gonna make sure everything is straight; jets and luxury cars, red carpet and probably beautiful women and just make sure that he's [treated like] straight royalty. We ain't gonna have the whole family up. The bosses are gonna be there and the immediate family. We gonna do it how we do it from there. Straight from there we'll probably shoot to Miami, or we might go straight to Arizona. He has court on the 5th. We'll go to court and then we'll probably be shooting to the next city on the 7th, which is that Sunday." (XXL Mag)
In June, Wayne received three years probation for an Arizona drug possession case.
Lil Wayne, already serving one year in a New York jail for a gun-related crime, was sentenced on Wednesday to three years probation in Arizona on a drug possession charge. Under the deal, the 30-year-old Grammy winner pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug. Three other drug and weapons charges were dismissed. Wayne appeared in court via a video hookup from New York, where he has been jailed since March after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. James Tilson, Carter's Arizona attorney, said he was pleased with the court's action. "We're quite glad that we were able to wrap everything up," Tilson told Reuters. "It's a favorable plea agreement that will allow Mr. Carter to pursue his career." (ABC News)
Following his release, UGK rapper Bun B said he hoped Wayne would better his ways.
"I'm just hoping that whatever demons were on him and following him when he went inside, I hope that he left those demons inside that h*ll hole," Bun said in an interview. "Whatever it was he may have felt held him back or anything that may have kept him in situations he didn't need to be in based on the person he is in this world. I hope whatever it is that was holding him back inside of him, leave all that sh*t inside the hole he just crawled out of. He's in the free world now. He is the biggest star on the planet and it's time for him to let himself be received." (VIBE)
Check out a recent Lil Wayne interview down below: