Just days before beginning a two-year jail sentence on a tax-related conviction, State Property’s Beanie Sigel was arrested on a gun and drug charge today (August 29) in Pennsylvania.
Reports of his early Wednesday morning arrest surfaced hours later.
In the early-morning hours after his latest album dropped and two weeks before he’s to report to federal prison for failure to pay taxes, state police arrested rapper Beanie Sigel and a friend early this morning on gun and drug charges following a traffic stop on I-95 in Tinicum Township, according to a news release. Around 3:14 a.m., troopers pulled over a Ford Fusion driven by Gerald Andrews of Philadelphia for following another car too closely and swerving out of his lane. According to the news release, the passenger in Andrews’ car was identified as “Dwight E. Grant AKA famous hip hop rapper ‘Beanie Sigel,’ of Philadelphia.” (Philly)
Upon inspection of the vehicle, marijuana and a gun were discovered.
Police say Sigel, 38, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was a passenger in a Ford Fusion that was initally pulled over for driving erratically on I-95 southbound near Exit 8 in Tinicum Township. Upon further inspection, Pennsylvania state troopers found several prescription bottles and a small amount of marijuana on the driver. Sigel was arrested after troopers confiscated more than $4,600, a bottle of codeine syrup with a scratched off label and prescription pills wrapped in plastic bags, according to authorities. Troopers also found a firearm in the center console of the Ford. Both are convicted felons and neither is allowed to possess a gun. (NBC Philadelphia)
Immediately after the search, Sigel got taken into police custody.
Both men were detained, and during a search of the vehicle Troopers found a firearm located in the center console. Andrews and Grant are both convicted felons and not allowed to possess a firearm. Andrews and Grant were transported to Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Media to be processed and arraigned. (ABC Local)
Recently, Beans talked to SOHH about embracing family and completing music prior to starting his jail bid on September 12th.
“I’m taking it one day at a time, another day above ground, you know,” Sigel told SOHH when asked how he is handling the forthcoming jail bid. “I’m good. [I’m trying to do] everything. I’m an artist. So I’m doing both [working and spending family time.] I’m doing everything I can do to push this [new This Time] album and spend as much time as I can with my family at the same time.” (SOHH)
Check out a recent Beanie Sigel interview below: