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Philly Rapper Beanie Sigel Waives His Preliminary Hearing on Drug & Gun Charges

Posted By on February 11, 2013

Rapper Beanie Sigel appeared before a judge today and revealed that he would like to waive his preliminary hearing on Drug and gun charges that stem from an arrest dating back to August of 2012.

Sigel appeared in a Folcroft District Court shackled and wearing prison blues, seemingly having lost a significant amount of weight, according to The Reporter. The former Roc-A-Fella Records signee, whose real name is Dwight Grant, came before Magisterial District Judge Edward Christie and told the judge that he was waiving his preliminary hearing on all charges. Sources say that Sigel did not have very much to say, but he did smile when the judge wished him good luck.

The rapper’s initial arrest took place on August 29th subsequent to a traffic stop, when police found marijuana and prescription pill bottles on the driver. They subsequently searched Sigel and allegedly found a bottle of codeine syrup and $4,500 in cash. It is further alleged that there were prescription pills on Sigel and a gun was found in the center console of the car.

In September, he appeared in court to face the gun and drug charges, at that time the prosecutors requested a continuance so that they would have to time to receive the results from the lab test that were found on his person. The delay allowed Sigel to be transferred from Delaware County prison so that he could begin serving a two year sentence for tax evasion.