Houston rapper Lil Flip can’t seem to steer clear from legal woes as new reports claim he has been indicted on a controlled substance charge dating back to last fall.
Details of the indictment landed across the Internet Friday (May 24).
Platinum-selling rapper Lil’ Flip of Houston has been indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance over a 2012 Texas traffic stop. Navarro County District Attorney R. Lowell Thompson said Friday that the artist whose real name is Wesley Eric Weston allegedly possessed codeine. The traffic stop happened Oct. 18 on Interstate 45. The Corsicana Daily Sun reports a man with Weston, Dematrius Delane Richardson from Arlington, was indicted Thursday on the same count. The charges involves possession of more than 400 grams of codeine. Thompson had no details on attorneys for Weston and Richardson. (KXXV)
Recently, Flip’s attorney had to speak out and claim the rapper unintentionally missed a previous court date.
Lil Flip is no longer a wanted man after an incident with an AR-15 rifle … ’cause the rapper’s lawyer just got his arrest warrant recalled, blaming Flip’s crappy scheduling skills. TMZ broke the story … the arrest warrant was issued last month for Flip (real name Wesley Weston) after the rapper no-showed at a hearing in his drug/gun possession case. But Flip’s lawyer says it was all an honest mistake, submitting docs to the court this week, in which he claims Flip was unaware of the April court date and missed it completely unintentionally. The judge bought it and recalled the warrant, setting a new court date for July. (TMZ)
A couple weeks prior, the Houston rap veteran downplayed buzz about an arrest warrant being issued.
“From TMZ to Perez Hilton…. Who say nobody care bout Flip?!?!… http://fb.me/1EHeOb23w,” Flip tweeted April 21st.
“tmz.com/2013/04/18/lil-flip-arrest-guns-marijuana/ … On the Lam?!…come on Harvey, yall can do better http://fb.me/2irM8UJGJ ” (Lil Flip’s Twitter)
Back in February, Flipper refused to cop out to gun and possession charges.
The Game Over hitmaker was stopped by traffic cops while driving in Louisiana and he was arrested when cops allegedly found marijuana and an Ar-15 rifle in his car. On Wednesday (20Feb13), Lil’ Flip pleaded not guilty to three counts of possession of a firearm, narcotic possession, and speeding. The hip-hop star previously vowed to fight the allegations, maintaining he has a licence for the gun and arguing the supposed marijuana cigarettes were actually Black & Mild tobacco cigars. A pre-trial court date has been scheduled for April (13). (Contact Music)