Lil Wayne is currently in jail on drug and weapons charges in Rikers Island New York City. They postponed the case with the Federal law enforcement agency the DEA in a case in Arizona. Lil Wayne may be faced with possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of drugs at felony level weapons charges and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The sentencing guidelines are complex and may well be determined after the case is negotiated between the prosecutor and defence lawyers. With Lil Wayne being held on $150G bond or $1.5 Million dollars bill, you have to think this case is very serious, being he is not a flight risk being lockup and all.
Lil Wayne was busted at a border checkpoint about 78 miles east of Yuma, with cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun on his tour bus. Word is out the FBI is looking into the Lil Wayne case for the possibility of some type of conspiracy making this a RICO Statute case against the whole entourage all the way up to Birdman.
There is speculation flowing that this was a major drug operation and actually the music business was a front to launder money. And many people think Lil Wayne was a fall guy in the mix of things from the beginning.
Everyone thought TI would do major time but it is obvious he cooperated with authorities. Everyone knows the big picture is larger than little drugs for personal use. Depending on the prosecutor Lil Wayne can easily face a minimum of 10 years being a second time loser for the same folly.
There is word that P. Diddy is doing business with Nicki Manaj as a co-manager and Drake seems to have aspirations to take the number one spot in the entourage, so Lil Wayne’s timely freedom is imperative to the sustaining of his career unless he sides towards doing the business of music and he is said to be an intelligent man, but maybe a little street dumb.
They are not talking about the level of the sentencing guidelines at the time; however, the bust consisted of:
Border patrol agents stopped the bus at about 11:30 p.m. on a Tuesday after a dog alerted them to possible drugs on board, Bratcher said.
The bus, with 12 people on board, had been traveling east from California.
A further inspection found 105 grams (3.7 ounces) of marijuana, 29 grams (1 ounce) of cocaine, 41 grams (1.45 ounces) of ecstasy and more than $22,000, agents said.
Also recovered was a .40 caliber pistol registered to Carter in Florida and authorities were checking to determine whether he broke any gun laws, said Ramona Sanchez, a Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman in Phoenix.
Therefore the Base Offense levels are:
Very low for the Marijuana charges which is the least of his worries, however the more serious charges are the cocaine charges and ecstasy and gun charges. But all combined and an unwanted criminal history category being a two time loser could mean 5 to 10 years federal sentencing requiring him to do 85% of the time. Also there are other allegations against Lil Wayne and there is not a guarantee he will be getting out of jail anytime soon