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Beanie Sigel Sentenced For Drug Possession

Catherine Eklund

by Catherine Eklund

Published March 07, 2013

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Wednesday, March 6, rapper Beanie Sigel was sentenced to jail. Pleading guilty to a narcotics possession in a Philadelphia suburb, Beanie Sigel was sentenced to anywhere between six and twenty three months in prison.

In prison since August 29th for the traffic stop in which police discovered he illegally possessed Percocet, Sigel entered a plea to a misdemeanor count of the illegal possession. The arrest took place just hours after his solo album release, This Time. Sigel's co-defendant, Gerald Andrews, who was driving that night of the arrest, plead guilty to firearms charges and was sentenced with 2-5 years in prison.

Beanie Sigel also faces federal charges for tax evasion. According to Billboard, federal prosecutors say that between 1999 and 2005, Sigel owed more than $700,000. Carson Morris, Sigel's defense attorney says that due to the tax issue he has faced financial challenges. Quoted from Billboard, Morris commented on the situation saying, "He has a lot of catching up to do, but he also has a lot of talent and a lot of opportunity, hopefully...So the prospect is that he can get out and move on and start doing something productive with his life."

Source: Billboard

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