January 23, 2008
: MediaTakeOut.com has learned that rap star Lil’ Wayne is in an Arizona jail after the U.S. Border Patrol turned up illegal drugs belonging to him, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration said.
Lil’ Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., 25, was booked into jail on charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“I can confirm that is Lil’ Wayne,” DEA spokeswoman Ramona Sanchez said.
Two unidentified members of Wayne’s group were also arrested on marijuana charges.
The bus stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint (between the United States and Mexico) when a Border Patrol narcotics detection dog indicated the presence of drugs, Sanchez said.
A search of the bus turned up 105 grams of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine and ecstacy believed to be in Carter’s possession, Sanchez said.