Lil Wayne to Surrender DNA in Felony Court Case
Lil Wayne is scheduled to make an appearance in a New York City federal court today (October 21) to surrender a DNA sample. Prosecutors hope the sample will make their pending felony case against the rapper.
Two years ago, Weezy was arrested and charged with felony gun possession when a firearm was found on his tour bus. The New Orleans rapper pleaded not guilty to the charge, but prosecutors say they're confident that DNA profiling will link the rapper to the gun police retrieved from the vehicle. If convicted, Wayne could face up to three-and-a-half years in prison.
In addition to these charges, Weezy also has some unresolved legal issues stemming from a 2008 run-in with Arizona State Police. During a search of his tour bus on an Arizona highway police found firearms, more than $22,000 cash, drug paraphernalia and several drugs, including marijuana, ecstasy and cocaine. Although some of the weapons found were legally registered to members of Lil Wayne's entourage, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) stepped in to investigate further and the rapper still has a March 10, 2010, date in court.
Between his troubles with the law and a rampant string of pregnancies, Weezy keeps things interesting, to say the least.