Beanie Sigel Begins Two-Year Prison Sentence Early

Federal authorities will take the rapper into custody following recent arrest.

Posted: 08/30/2012 09:56 AM EDT
Beanie Sigel Begins Two-Year Prison Sentence Early

After being arrested yesterday for drug possession, Beanie Sigel will begin serving a pending two-year prison sentence immediately. The bid, for a previous conviction on tax evasion charges, wasn't scheduled to begin until September 12. Sigel's lawyer Fortunato N. Perri broke the news to XXL.

"At this point, the Federal authorities will take him into custody and he’ll begin serving the sentence that he was going to start on September 12 anyway," Perri Said. "He had bail set on the new charges, but the Federal authorities have issued a detainer — a warrant, essentially — that will transfer him to Federal custody and he’ll start serving his sentence...we’re still reviewing the allegations and the circumstances of the arrest. I don’t know a whole lot about the specifics at this point. We’re still reviewing specifics."

Sigel was arrested yesterday in Pennsylvania following a traffic stop. Police found him to be in possession of a bottle of codeine syrup with a scratched off label as well as a bag of prescription pills. A firearm was also found in the vehicle, which was being driven by another man.

 

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