Weezy just can’t get a break as he has been hit with a bench warrant for failing to appear in an Arizona court for possession of drugs and weapons charges.
The warrant comes from Yuma County Superior Court judge Mark Wayne Reeves who issued the papers after Wayne failed to appear for a final trial management conference.
Wayne is currently locked up in Rikers Island for the next eight months at least for criminal gun possession charges in New York so obviously he had a valid reason for not being there.
Wayne’s attorney James Tilson had the same sentiments as he told the judge his client couldn’t appear because he’s serving a one-year jail sentence which started March 8th.
The Arizona charges stem from a January 2008 arrest when police found cocaine, ecstasy and a handgun on his tour bus.
That damn tour bus…
After the search, Wayne was charged with one count each of possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, misconduct involving weapons and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He has plead not guilty to all the charges.
According to The Associated Press, Tilson said he has filed motions to have Lil Wayne’s March 30th trial date vacated, and asked the court that his client be allowed to appear in Yuma when he finishes his New York jail sentence. He also has asked that his bond remain the same.
“It does not appear that a trial will be occurring anytime within the next eight to 12 months,” Tilson said.
But Yuma County prosecutor Deann Sandry said it was the state’s position that Lil Wayne is now a convicted felon and that a bench warrant should be issued and his bond be increased to $150,000.
Talk about stupidity…