Beanie Sigel Gets More Prison Time On Drug Charge
Beanie Sigel was sentenced to 6-23 months in prison on Wednesday (March 6), after pleading guilty to a narcotics possession charge in a Philadelphia suburb.
According to the Delaware County Daily Times, the rapper (real name: Dwight Grant) entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor count of illegal possession of Percocet, a painkiller, landing even more time behind bars. The charge stems from an August arrest in Philly, after officers pulled him over for a routine traffic stop, and was busted with the drugs.
Sigel is currently behind bars, serving out a two-year prison term for tax evasion.
The rapper's defense attorney, Carson Morris, said his client is "ready to go ahead and put that behind him and move on with his life."
"Mr. Grant has been a successful entertainer and musician in the Philadelphia community for decades," Morris said. "Obviously, he's had an incredible amount of success and opportunity in his life. He's also made some mistakes, which ha ve ended up putting him in custody. He's ready to go ahead and put that behind him and move on with is life."
Morris said the plea agreement called for the drug sentence to run at the same time as the federal sentence.