Petey Pablo is a wanted man. TMZ.com is reporting that a grand jury indicted the rapper last week on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and attempting to take a weapon onto an airplane. A federal judge has now issued a warrant for the emcee’s arrest. Petey Pablo was originally arrested on September 11th after security at Raleigh-Durham International Airport found a pistol in his bag. According to court documents, the grand jury says Petey Pablo knew he was in possession of a, quote, “concealed dangerous weapon that was and would have been accessible to him in flight.” Petey, however, has said he confiscated the weapon from a friend and hid it in his bag. He claims he then forgot to remove the weapon from the bag before leaving for the airport.
A rep for Petey Pablo says the rapper plans to surrender to authorities this morning. Petey Pablo’s last release was 2004’s “Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry.” The record peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 thanks to the hits “Freek-A-Leek” and “Vibrate.”