Beanie Sigel, who’s been in jail since August 29, has finally been sentenced to prison after a traffic stop by the Pennsylvania State Police, which resulted in multiple offenses.
The rapper pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally possessing pain killer Percocet, for which he was sentenced to 23 months at the county prison in Concord.
According to the affidavit, law enforcement pulled over a tan Ford Fusion at 3:14 a.m. after seeing the vehicle swerving over the dividing lines. Sigel, and the driver Gerald Andrews, possessed several prescription pill bottles, a small amount of marijuana, a bottle of codeine syrup, various pills hidden in a cigarette pack, about $4,500 in cash, and a fully loaded .38 caliber Smith and Wesson.
Where were they going?
Since Both Sigel and Andrews are convicted felons, they are prohibited from possessing a firearm. Both men were arraigned on charges of drug possession, possession with the intent to deliver, persons not to possess firearms, firearms not to be carried without a license and conspiracy.
In one of the most understated comments of the year, Sigel’s attorney, Carson Morris described his client as a talented entertainer who has made some mistakes.
“Mr. Grant has been a successful entertainer and musician in the Philadelphia community for decades,” Morris said. “Obviously, he’s had an incredible amount of success and opportunity in his life. He’s also made some mistakes, which have ended up putting him in custody. He’s ready to go ahead and put that behind him and move on with is life.”
Sigel is also facing a two-year federal sentence for tax evasion. HipHollywood reached out to his rep for a comment, with no immediate response.