Lil Wayne sentenced to three years’ probation following guilty drugs plea

Rapper to start sentence once he completes current jail term

Lil Wayne has been sentenced to three years’ probation following a drugs possession charge.

The rapper, real name Dwayne Carter, is already serving a one-year jail sentence on an unrelated gun charge, but will start his Arizona probation once he is released from prison.

The judgement comes after the 30-year-old was arrested when police found four ounces of marijuana, an ounce of cocaine, 41 grams of ecstasy and a 40-calibre pistol registered to the musician on board his tour bus at a US Border Patrol checkpoint in the state in 2008.


Wayne‘s guilty plea of one count of possession of a dangerous drug led to the remaining three drug and weapons charges being dismissed, reports Reuters.

James Tilson, Wayne‘s Arizona attorney, said: “We’re quite glad that we were able to wrap everything up. It’s a favourable plea agreement that will allow Mr Carter to pursue his career.”

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