Beanie Sigel Waives Preliminary Hearing On Drug & Gun Charges

posted Friday February 08 ,2013 at 03:18PM CST | 20 comments

Beanie Sigel Waives Preliminary Hearing On Drug & Gun Charges

Beanie Sigel went before a judge and waived his preliminary hearing on charges stemming from an August 2012 arrest.

Five months after his arrest on drug and gun charges, Beanie Sigel has waived his hearing during an appearance this week in Folcroft District Court.

According to The Reporter, the former Roc-A-Fella Record signee showed up "shackled and wearing prison blues," looking "portly but seemingly slimmed down." The rapper, whose real name is Dwight Grant, appeared before Magisterial District Judge Edward Christie and waived his preliminary hearing on all charges. Though he said little during the proceedings, he smiled when the judge wished him good luck.

Sigel was initially arrested on August 29th following a traffic stop. After discovering marijuana and prescription pill bottles on the driver, police found a bottle of codeine syrup and $4,500 in cash in his pants. He also allegedly had pills in a cigarette carton in his pocket and was placed under arrest. A gun was also found in the center dashboard of the vehicle.

He last appeared in court in September to face gun and drug charges. Prosecutors requested a continuance in the proceedings against him so that lab results on the alleged drugs found on his person would be ready. This allowed for Sigel to be transferred from Delaware County prison to begin his two-year sentence for tax evasion.

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  • Scooter
    "He also allegedly had pills in a cigarette carton in his pocket " he had a whole cigarette carton in his pants?
    • 50 Cent
      Yes. Are you illeterate, nigga? You can't read between the lines???
    • Anonymous
      unlike quoteman he dont wear them queer ass skinny jeans
  • Anonymous
    this probably Jay-Z fault somehow......idiot as fuck
  • IROC
    Beanie one of the best spitters in the game hold ya head hope you get out soon the game aint the same wit out you !
  • R&B > Rap
    These rap niggas love to walk around strapped to pretend they have enemies and have a bounty on their head but deep inside they know they only fooling themselves. No one wants to see these niggas dead THAT hard. Especially someone like Beanie Sigel, who hasn't been on the spotlight since 2003
    • wu wear
      You obviously never been to Philly
    • Anonymous
      Wu Wear Co-sign that...
  • Wolfman
    Allow me to break down what Beans did for you all who don't understand the system. If you suspect that additional charges could be brought up against you during the preliminary hearing, the State could add those charges to your case. By waiving the hearing, Beans is basically trying to snuff this out. It's a good move if you think more shit is gonna get coated on top.
  • Anonymous
    One of the crazies nigga on the mic, on the mic nigga nice aint nobody touch that but problem is he is aslo one stupid nigga, said it before and i will say it again, Beanie should be a poster child for why kids should stay in school period
  • Big Dan
    Effing waste!
  • 50 Cent
    I aint got time for that..
  • Anonymous
    So is he free?
  • Memphis Bleek
    Beanie, can I pawn your Cleveland Indians hat so I can fund my new mixtape?
  • Anonymous
    It's over dude, 6 years from now it will be a whole new ball game out here. You better learn how to stock boxes in a warehouse you dumbazz
    • Me
      What's the matter with working in a warehouse?
  • Anonymous
    He'll probably come out and drop some new shit when he leaves. He's past it though.
  • Brizz
    Hes not a lost cause in any way. He will come out strong as ever im sure. And i want that Mac and Brad album! Pz.
  • whatoser
    Jay where ya at
  • Tasha
    Beanie is a lost cause smh...y'all should checkout too, they usually have some good reads on there too