(AllHipHop News) Despite currently serving a 1 year jail sentence in New York, Lil Wayne has been hit with a bench warrant for failing to appear in Arizona to face drug and weapon charges.
The warrant was issued by Superior Court Judge Mark Wayne Reeves this morning due to the superstar rapper not appearing for the court’s final trial management conference.
Wayne had previously pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, misconduct with weapons, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, and possession of dangerous drugs.
The case stems from a 2008 arrest when authorities claimed to have found cocaine, ecstasy, and a handgun on Wayne’s tour bus during a routine border check.
Wayne’s attorney James Tilson attempted to have the proposed March trial date delayed for the next 12 months, arguing there’s no feasible way his client can attend while incarcerated in another state.
“Mr. Carter is being detained involuntarily in another jurisdiction,” Tilson told the Yuma Sun. “It does not appear that a trial will be occurring anytime within the next 8 to 12 months.”