Just three days after Lil Wayne was arrested, upon being
stopped at a Border Patrol Checkpoint in southwest Arizona, the rapper has been
formally charged with felony drug and weapon charges in a Arizona courtroom
today (Jan. 25).
According to the Associated Press, Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne
Michael Carter Jr.) was charged with one count each of possession of a
narcotic drug for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, misconduct involving
weapons as well as one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
A preliminary hearing has been set for Feb. 12 with Lil Wayne free on bail, after a judge
lifted a bail restriction allowing Wayne
to leave the state.
“He is very concerned
about the charges,” says Wayne’s
attorney, James Tilson. “He absolutely
will be present at his next court date."
Expected to appear at his sold out show at the Landmark Theater in Richmond, VA tonight, Cortez Bryant (Lil Wayne's manager) told Virginia's Richmond Times-Dispatch that the rapper will "definitely" be performing.