Lil' Wayne Arrested On Drug Charges, Released On Bail

ImageBoise City Police arrested Lil' Wayne, early Saturday morning (October 6), following a concert date he had in Boise's Qwest Arena.


According to the Associated Press, Weezy whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., was wanted on a felony drugs possession charge in Georgia. A felony fugitive warrant was issued for his arrest, and Boise City Police officers took him into custody.

Boise police Lt. Doug Doney told reporters the department received information that Wayne was wanted. Boise police gang detectives present at the concert confirmed the outstanding warrant, and after Wayne's performance undercover detectives arrested him. Wayne complied with his arresting officers and was taken in without incident.

After booking the rapper at Boise's Ada County Jail at approximately 7:30 a.m., the station received a barrage of phone calls inquiring whether Wayne would be able to perform a show scheduled for the following evening.

According to local Idaho news station, KTVB, Wayne's attorneys have confirmed his release on Saturday on a $10,000 bond, which was in addition to an $11,000 bond posted earlier in the day. The rapper is now free to continue his tour.

Wayne is scheduled to be formally charged Tuesday (October 10) and will be asked then whether he plans to waive his extradition to Georgia, a jail deputy told the AP.

Wayne was arrested last August in Atlanta on drug possession charges.It has not been confirmed whether this arrest was in connection with those charges.

Wayne was also arrested after a concert in New York City earlier this summer on drug and weapon possession charges. 

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