Petey Pablo Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

The rapper was caught trying to smuggle a stolen pistol aboard a plane.

Posted: 09/27/2011 08:30 PM EDT
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Petey Pablo sentenced to three years in prison

Petey Pablo was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday morning after fighting a year-long gun charge. The North Carolina rapper was stopped at Raleigh Durham International Airport last year and caught trying to smuggle a stolen 9mm pistol onto a plane heading for Los Angeles. He could have received up to ten years in jail for the offense.

The U.S. District Court in New Bern, North Carolina handed him a 35-month sentence instead after Pablo pleaded guilty for the charge.

Pablo was apprehended when the firearm was detected by an X-ray machine before boarding the plane. Further investigation revealed that the firearm was stolen during a home burglary in 2005.

In a recent interview with HipHopDx, Pablo said he was ready for whatever fate had in store for him.

"I mean, I always feel confident. In the end, the truth always comes to the light," he said. "And, regardless of what the outcome is, I'm a man. And whatever has been written in my book of life is written in my book of life. So whatever the outcome of any situation is, I have no choice but to handle it."

(Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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