UPDATE 12/23, 10:15 p.m. ET: The Miami Herald, citing law enforcement sources, reports that authorities discovered firearms and drugs on an aircraft Lil Wayne was on.
Howard Srebnick, a defense attorney for Lil Wayne, said federal investigators allowed the rapper to leave. Wayne also took to Twitter to seemingly give an update on his situation. "All goody! I think they thought I was talking abt a different 'Pack' in my last tweet," he wrote.
All goody! I think they thought I was talking abt a different “Pack” in my last tweet. But anyway GO PACK GO!!!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 24, 2019
GO PACK GO!!!!!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 23, 2019
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According to The Miami Herald, who themselves were citing "three law enforcement sources," an inbound private jet that Lil Wayne is a passenger on has been stopped by federal agents at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. Sources claim that the agents were given a tip that there were drugs being transported on the jet and that, as of late Monday afternoon, those authorities were attempting to secure a warrant from a Miami federal judge to perform a search.
Investigators for both the FBI and ATF were set to scan the plane, in addition to police officers from Miami-Dade County.
Should somebody onboard actually be charged, The Herald adds that that person could spend Christmas in federal custody since the courts are closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Opa-Locka officials said that the plane, a Gulfsteam G-V, was traveling to Miami from California. Agents discovered that Wayne was a passenger on that plane, along with others. The Herald adds that all passengers had to wait until federal agents had wrapped up their search.
Stay tuned for more info on the situation.
Back in May, Weezy announced that he would not perform during Rolling Loud when it was held in Miami Gardens due to a required police check.
“The Festival Police (Not Rolling Loud) made it mandatory that I had to be policed and checked to get on the stadium grounds,” he said at the time. “I do not and will not ever settle for being policed to do my job and give you guys a great show.”