Prodigy's Weapons Case Goes To Trial, Charges Against The Alchemist Dropped

 Rapper Prodigy was in a Manhattan court yesterday (October 4) on gun possession charges following his arrest last fall.


Last October, police found a .22-caliber handgun in the rapper's bulletproof Chevy Suburban after they pulled him over for making a U-turn and heading the wrong way down a one-way street.

According to the New York Post, the two police officers testified yesterday that after stopping the vehicle, they saw Prodigy's hand either on or near the open center console door.

Prosecutors said that alleged gesture and the SUV's heavily reinforced doors and windows gave cops the right to search the vehicle.

Prodigy claims he was unaware that the unlicensed, fully loaded gun was in the center console between himself and producer The Alchemist.

The Queens-bred rapper - one half of the duo Mobb Deep and a member of the G-Unit camp - faces up to 15 years in prison for the charges because of his two prior gun possession convictions.

Both Prodigy and The Alchemist were arrested at the scene, but charges against Al have been dismissed.

The defense case is set to begin on Tuesday (October 9). 

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