Lil Wayne Pleads Not Guilty To Arizona Drug, Gun Charges

By Allen Starbury  |  05/06/2008

Lil WayneLil Wayne appeared in an Arizona courtroom on Tuesday (May 6) to answer to several drug charges, stemming from an arrest in January.

As he has maintained since that arrest, the rapper (real name: Dwayne Carter) entered a not guilty plea on charges of multiple drug possession charges -- three being felonies -- and a misconduct involving weapons charge.

He is scheduled to appear in court on May 19.

Weezy was arrested at in late January, following a search of his tour bus during a routine stop at a Border Patrol checkpoint just outside of Yuma, Arizona.

During the stop, DEA found numerous narcotics -- including 105 grams of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine and 41 grams of ecstasy -- and a 40-caliber pistol registered to the rapper.

Wayne's legal team filed a motion in March asking for a lesser drug charge, claiming the amount of cocaine (29 grams) was incorrect. They claim that the rapper had fewer than eight grams of coke.

He was subsequently arrested, along with two others, and booked into the Yuma County Sheriff's Department.

A day after his arrest, he posted $10,000 bond and is currently free pending the outcome of his case.