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Petey Pablo claims the gun found in his suitcase at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on September 11 wasn’t his, and that he was hiding it from an associate of his. 

He was arrested after a gun was found in his carry-on luggage at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.



Rapper and Knightdale resident Petey Pablo was arrested at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Saturday morning after security found a gun in his luggage, according to an airport spokeswoman and arrest warrants. Pablo, whose real name is Moses Barrett III, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm. The weapon was a Smith & Wesson 639, arrest warrants showed.

RDU police arrested the 37-year-old at about 6 a.m. after the gun was found in his carry-on luggage during a security check, said airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin.

He posted $50,000 bond at 9:48 a.m. and gave the jailers some of his CDs before he left, according to jail officials. His first court appearance is Monday.

Of all the days to get caught with a gun in an airport, 9/11…

Petey spoke about the incident on the Russ Parr Morning show