Lil Wayne might be getting some major jail time.
The 38-year-old rapper was hit by The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, TMZ reported Tuesday (November 17).
He was convicted of a felony gun charge in New York back in 2009, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
The charge came from a December 2019 incident where federal agents searched his plane at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, where he was a passenger on that plane, which made a stop in Florida on its way to California.
His attorney Howard Srebnick said at the time that his client was “cleared” to leave even though guns and drugs were reportedly found on the plane. Feds now seemingly believe Wayne was wrongfully in possession of a weapon and ammunition.
He was charged for possessing a gold-plated handgun in his luggage back in December.
“There is no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to use it. There is no allegation that he is a dangerous person,” said his attorney in a statement.
“The charge is that because he was convicted of a felony in the past, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.”
He is scheduled to appear in court next month.