The official court records in Lil Wayne’s federal case have been released. This comes after he was charged on Tuesday (November 17) in Florida with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The federal offense carries a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
The charges are linked to an incident in December 2019 when Wayne’s private plane was searched in Miami, and drugs and guns were found aboard. Wayne reportedly told investigators the gun was a Father’s Day gift.
Carter’s attorney, Howard Srebnick, responded to the charges, telling VladTV reporter Nate Gartrell, “Carter is charged with possessing a gold-plated handgun in his luggage on a private plane. There is no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to use it. There is no allegation that he is a dangerous person.”
An initial court date on the weapons charge is set for Dec. 11 in Miami federal court.