Lil Wayne pacifies fans on Twitter after FBI finds drugs and gun on his private jet in Miami
Rapper Lil Wayne's private jet flew into Miami on December 23 night, where it was detained by federal investigators who were acting on an informant's tip. After conducting a search, the feds found some drugs and a firearm aboard the Gulfstream G-V aircraft, according to sources.
Charges may be filed in federal court, but as of now, Weezy is free to go about his business, since federal courts are closed on December 24 and 25 for the Christmas holidays.
Miami-Dade Police had previously received a tip about guns and marijuana allegedly being on the rapper's plane, which was flying to Miami from California on December 23 evening. They swiftly alerted the federal authorities in order to obtain a search warrant once the aircraft entered the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.
The search was conducted by local police officers and agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. During the search, investigators confirmed that they had found some cocaine and a gun, but no immediate charges were filed.
All the passengers aboard the jet had to be detained at the airport until the search was completed.
Howard Srebnick, Lil Wayne's defense attorney in Miami, said that his client had been cleared to leave the scene later that evening. However, by then the news had spread to social media.
It must have brought back startling flashbacks for fans who just earlier this month had heard distressing reports about the rapper Juice WRLD overdosing at the Chicago airport in order to conceal drugs. The parallels between the two stories are certainly eerie.
Chart-busting Chicago rapper Juice WRLD and his crew had also been flying into Midway Airport on December 8 in a private jet when federal agents were tipped off that they might find drugs and firearms in their possession. Once they landed, the FBI and FAA were waiting to search the rapper and his entourage.
At some point between the jet's landing and the actual search, the 'Lucid Dreams' star swallowed some Percocet pills so that the authorities wouldn't find them. Thankfully Lil Wayne chose a different option.
Lil Wayne, 37, took to Twitter on December 23 night to address the incident and alleviate any concerns that he might be in trouble with the law.
"All goody! I think they thought I was talking abt a different 'Pack' in my last tweet. But anyway GO PACK GO!!!," he tweeted.
The "pack" in question is certainly suspicious given the rapper's proclivity for recreational drugs, but in reality, he was just cheering on the Green Bay Packers, an NFL team who were playing the Minnesota Vikings on December 23 night. The good news for Weezy is that the Packers won, and that he will be celebrating Christmas on the right side of federal custody.