Federal agents who searched Rapper Lil Wayne‘s private plane have found a gold-plated pistol with a pearl grip and a number of drugs inside a Coach bag at a Miami airport.
The “Lollipop” rapper, popularly known as Dwayne M. Carter Jr., was not charged after the search — but he may still face gun and drug charges after the holidays if a federal grand jury sits.
Executive Airport agents from the FBI and the ATF found the gold-plated .45 caliber handgun, along with ecstasy, heroin, and marijuana inside the designer handbag, reports said.
The rapper’s chef was also carrying about $20,000 in cash on the flight that took off from California.
Lil Wayne’s lawyer, Howard Srebnick, told the Herald that his client was “cleared.”
He refused to comment on the contents of his client’s Coach bag.
The rapper’s plane was first targeted after officers from the Miami-Dade County department got a tip that marijuana and firearms may have been transported on the plane.
They alerted federal agents, who boarded the plane after obtaining a search warrant, the report said.
Wayne has had a number of run-ins with the law during his rap career, which has spanned more than a decade.
In 2009, he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in Manhattan and served a year in jail for the crime. His guilty plea came after cops found a .40-caliber pistol on his tour bus in 2007.