News: Lil Wayne Branded In $250 Mil Drug Bust
Monday, Dec 13, 2010 5:26PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's name has appeared in a New Jersey $250 million drug bust over the weekend.
According to reports, the rapper's name was used to brand heroin.
PIX News took a ride along with Newark police yesterday and saw the spoils of a drug bust: 500 bricks of heroin. The stash was hidden inside a side panel of an SUV, latched shut by a special motor that was built specifically for the purpose of transporting illegal drugs. The packets have brand names too, these were called "Lil Wayne?" named after the popular musician. The destination of the drugs, worth $250 million, were the streets of Newark. (KSPR News)
Additional details of the drug bust hit the Internet Monday (December 13) evening.
Authorities reported "The driver had no driver's license. We at that point we decided to call for a narcotics dog. conducted a sniff test and sure enough right away, on the exterior of the vehicle, he had a positive reaction. This might pose a danger to the distributor himself, depending on the level he's on. Whether he's a mid level or lower level or he's actually the main guy, somebody's losing money right now." It looks as if the rappers music has influenced the drug dealers classification system. Although the rapper had no part, it's safe to say Wayne shouldn't be too happy with this negative look. (The Source)
Last November, Wayne appeared in an Arizona court and was required to serve out 36 months of probation for a drug case.
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)
In October, Young Money President Mack Maine said Wayne would settle the Arizona case following his release from jail in early November.
"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)
Check out a recent pre-jail release Lil Wayne interview down below: