Beanie Sigel Arrested During Traffic Stop

Police find a small amount of drugs and a gun in the vehicle.

Posted: 08/29/2012 01:44 PM EDT

Beanie Sigel was already headed to prison thanks to a recent conviction for tax evasion, but it looks like the Philadelphia rapper couldn't wait to get there. Beans was arrested off I-95 in Delaware County early this morning after a car he was riding in was pulled over and found to contain illicit drugs and a firearm.

Cops pulled over the vehicle, a tan Ford Fusion, when they noticed it was driving erratically. The driver, Gerald Andrews, was subsequently found to have several prescription pills and a small amount of marijuana on his person, according to the local ABC affiliate. Sigel, in the passenger seat, was found to be carrying $4,650 in cash, a bottle of codeine syrup with a scratched off label and prescription pills in a plastic bag.

Police then found a gun in the car's center console. Since both Andrews and Sigel are convicted felons, it's a felony for either to be in possession of a firearm. Both men were transferred to a holding cell to be processed an arraigned.

Beans is due to begin serving an unrelated two-year prison sentence in September for failure to pay more than $728,000 in taxes since 2009.

 

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