Jun 21, 2010 8:24 PM by Chris Welty
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Rapper Lil Wayne could avoid jail time in
Arizona on drug and weapon charges after entering a plea agreement
with Yuma County prosecutors.
During a change of plea hearing Friday in which he appeared via
video from a New York jail, the 27-year-old Grammy winner pleaded
guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug.
The charge stems from an incident in January 2008 in which his
tour bus was stopped at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint near
Dateland, 78 miles east of Yuma. Authorities say they found
cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun on the tour bus.
Prosecutors say the rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, is
scheduled to be sentenced June 30 and could receive 36 months of
probation. He's currently serving an eight-month jail term in New
York after pleading guilty last October to attempted criminal
possession of a weapon.