Few can match Lil’ Wayne in terms of pure mug shot production.
Snoop Dogg and Riley Giles. That’s it. Kumari Fulbright may have the best single celebrity mug shot, but she’s not as prolific as the aforementioned duo.
But that’s another debate. Back to Lil’ Wayne’s most recent run-in with the law, which occurred last night and produced this pair of mug shot gems…
Law enforcement officials say that Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., was arrested near Yuma, Arizona last night on three felony counts:
- Possession of dangerous drugs
- Possession of narcotics
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
No clue how exactly #1 differs from #2, but TMZ says the Drug Enforcement Agency was involved in the troubled rapper’s arrest. That means it’s not a Lil’ Problem – which we hear is the name of Wayne’s cousin.
The rapper is in the custody of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Department, where he’ll be held pending his arraignment at 9:00 a.m. PST.
UPDATE: Lil’ Wayne has been hit with some big charges – namely possession of cocaine, ecstasy and drug paraphernalia. He could be in jail a lil’ while.
Wayne was arrested with two others who have been charged with possession of marijuana. Cops say they found 105 grams of pot, 29 grams of cocaine and 41 grams of ecstasy on his tour bus – after it stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint.
Police also found $22,000 in cash and a 40-caliber pistol, but Lil Wayne evidently does have a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Florida. They are checking to see if that carries over to Arizona. A judge set his bond at $10,000.
Lil Wayne was also arrested in Idaho last year for possession of drugs.