The 38-year-old rapper Beanie Sigel was arrested was arrested on August 29, 2012 in Philadelphia on weapon and drug violations during a traffic stop, just two weeks before he is scheduled to report to prison for failing to file taxes.
Police said they found a gun in the car’s console. Both Sigel and driver Gerald Andrews are felons banned from having such weapons and carrying several prescription bottles and a small amount of marijuana. Sigel had more than $4,600 in cash, plus prescription pills and a bottle of codeine syrup, according to troopers.
Court records indicate Sigel and Andrews both face drug and gun charges and were unable to post bail. Sigel’s lawyer declined to comment immediately, saying he had not yet reviewed the case. It was not clear if Andrews had an attorney.
Beanie Sigel (born Dwight Grant) did over a year in prison for a 2004 weapons conviction, and starts a two-year sentence for tax evasion on September 12, 2012; he still owes over $700,000 in back taxes. Sigel is currently held on $300,000 bail.