You have to give it up for Lil Wayne’s legal team…not only have they successfully used the “our client has dental issues” defense to keep him out of jail in New York, but they’ve also successfully delayed trial for on weapon and drug charges for two years in Arizona. However, the Yuma County prosecutor in the case says he’s waiting been patiently to drop the hammer on Dwayne Carter, aka Lil Wayne, aka Weezy, and his time has come.
Reports the Yuma Sun:
Yuma County Attorney Jon Smith said his office intends to move forward with its prosecution of the Grammy Award-winning rapper’s case here, but added that they may have to address the outcome of the New York case at some point.
In Yuma, Carter has been charged with one count each of possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, misconduct involving weapons and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
He was arrested Jan. 22, 2008 at a border checkpoint near Dateland, 78 miles east of Yuma, after authorities said they found cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun on his tour bus.
A search of the bus yielded nearly four ounces of marijuana, just over an ounce of cocaine, 41 grams of Ecstasy and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, according to reports. Drug Enforcement Administration agents then arrested Carter.
Officials also reported finding a .40-caliber pistol registered to Carter, who has a concealed weapons permit in Florida.
Catch ya on the flip side Weezy.