Rapper Beanie Sigel has agreed to plead guilty to possession of drugs and being a felon in possession of a gun.
Sigel’s attorney, Fortunato N. Perri Jr. said that by pleading, Sigel is hoping for a shorter sentence, which will be amount to almost three years.
Sigel was arrested in the early morning hours of April 20, 2003, following a high speed auto chase and a short foot pursuit.
Two SWAT officers allege they saw Sigel dump a loaded Mauser .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol.
After Sigel was apprehended, a search of his Escalade turned up a variety of drugs including seven Alprazolam (Xanax) tabs, Oxycodone, 10 codeine tabs, two 16-ounce bottles of codeine and a small amount of marijuana.
Sigel completed a drug counseling program in Minnesota earlier this year.
U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick granted Sigel permission to travel to New York where he is completing “State Property 2″ as well as his latest CD.
Sigel goes on trial next week in state court on aggravated assault and murder charges. Those incidents stem from a July 2 shooting in Philadelphia. The rapper is accused of shooting a man in the stomach and foot.
He is also facing trial for fracturing a man’s eye socket in 2001. Police allege that while on Sigel Street in Philadelphia, the rapper used his Bentley to block a motorist and pulled him from his truck.
Sigel and several other men allegedly punched and kicked the motorist fracturing a rib, his eye socket and giving him a concussion.
Sigel has sold a combined total of over 12 million records.
Source: All Hip Hop