Feds find guns, drugs on Lil Wayne’s private jet in Miami
Federal agents found guns and drugs when they executed a search warrant on rapper Lil Wayne’s private jet at a Miami airport yesterday evening, a report said.
Agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives boarded the plane at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport after obtaining a federal search warrant, the Miami Herald reported.
Officers from the Miami-Dade County department got a tip that marijuana and firearms may have been transported on the plane and alerted federal authorities so they could get the warrant, according to the Herald.
When they searched the plane, agents found cocaine, opioids, and guns, the Herald reported, citing law-enforcement sources. It’s not clear if Wayne or any member of his entourage were arrested after the search.
The “Lollipop” rapper, real name Dwayne M. Carter Jr., flew into Miami from California aboard the G-V jet that holds 14 people.
Wayne has had a number of run-ins with the law during his rap career, which has spanned more than a decade. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in Manhattan and served a year in jail for the crime.
His guilty plea came after cops found a .40-caliber pistol on his tour bus.