Lil Wayne was arrested early Tuesday morning (January 22) in Arizona on several drug charges.
According to police, the rapper (real name: Dwayne Carter) was taken into custody near Yuma, Arizona and charged with three felony charges — including possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In fact, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was involved in the arrest.
Police found the rapper in possession of marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy, as well as drug paraphernalia. Authorities reportedly confiscated 105 grams of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine and 41 grams of ecstasy pills on Wayne’s tour bus after they were stopped at a state checkpoint.
He and two other individuals were arrested during the stop.
Wayne was held by Yuma County Sheriff’s Department pending a 9:00 a.m. arraignment, where the judge set a $10,000 bond amount. He is expected to be released shortly.
He’s been in Arizona at least until Sunday (January 20) when he performed at Tucson Convention center for the The Tucson Takeover.
Stay tuned as the story develops.
[story was updated January 23, 2008 at 3:29 p.m. EST]