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Lil Wayne Appears in Court for Weapons, Drug Charges

Lil Wayne was in Yuma, Arizona on Tuesday (June 23), attending a pre-trial update for a January 2008 arrest in the surrounding area.

The multi-platinum rapper who has a serious history of legal troubles, was arrested along with two members of his entourage at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint just east of Yuma. A search of his tour bus turned up cocaine, ecstasy and a handgun.

Weezy was ordered to appear at a preliminary hearing for the investigation into the drug & weapons charges, after pleading not guilty to possession of dangerous drugs, drug paraphernalia and weapons misconduct.

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    Lil Wayne poses in the Awards Portrait Gallery during the BET Hip Hop Awards 2007 at the Atlanta Civic Center on October 13, 2007 in Atlanta, GA.

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    Lil Wayne attends the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards held at Paramount Pictures Studios on September 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Lil Wayne performs in concert at the Travis County Expo Center on July 10, 2008 in Austin, Texas.

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    Lil Wayne performs onstage at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on the Paramount Studios lot on September 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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    ATLANTA – JUNE 20: Young Jezzy (Left) is joined by Lil Wayne during the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 14 at Philips Arena on June 20, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Radio One) *** Local Caption *** Young Jezzy;Lil Wayne

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    ATLANTA – JUNE 20: Young Jezzy (Left) is joined by Lil Wayne during the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 14 at Philips Arena on June 20, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Radio One) *** Local Caption *** Young Jezzy;Lil Wayne

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During the hearing on Tuesday, Wayne’s attorney James Tilson, contended that the Border Patrol has failed to honor a request he made months ago for the arrest records tied to the case.

Tilson claimed that the Border Patrol officials told him that they had no intention of releasing the training records of the drug-sniffing dog used in the search and seizure.

“If the dog is not reliable,” Tilson said, “then that puts the entire probable cause for the stop in question.”

Tilson stated that he will submit a new request for the video footage taken by border cameras on the day in question, hoping that they will shed some light on the case, and prove that the Border Patrol did not have sufficient probable cause to search the tour bus.

Wayne’s next scheduled appearance in court is August 11.

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