UPDATE: Lil Wayne Formally Charged in Drug and Weapons Case

posted January 25, 2008 05:11:18 PM CST | 123 comments

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 Waynes 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.

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