Lil Wayne Receives Probation In Arizona Gun Case

Lil Wayne Receives Probation In Arizona Gun Case

Published June 30, 2010

Lil Wayne finally catches a break.

The already incarerated multiplatinum rapper was sentenced to three years probation in Arizona for a drug possession charge.

Wayne (born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) dodged jail time in an Arizona prison after striking a plea deal in a gun case stemming from an arrest at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint back in January 2008.

Carter was in court via video conferencing from New York where he's currently serving an eight-month sentence after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

"We're quite glad that we were able to wrap everything up," James Tilson, Wayne's Arizona attorney, told Reuters. "It's a favorable plea agreement that will allow Mr. Carter to pursue his career."

Carter will start his Arizona probation when he concludes his sentence in Riker's.

Written by Nile Ivey, BET.com Staff

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