Report: Feds find cocaine, firearm on private jet with Lil Wayne on board

Lil Wayne performs on day three of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Chicago. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
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MIAMI (WTHR) — Authorities searched a private aircraft in which Lil Wayne was on board and found cocaine and a gun.

Late Monday afternoon, a Gulfstream G-V aircraft was stopped by agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with other agencies at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport, the Miami Herald reported.

TMZ, citing the Miami Herald's reporting, claimed to have confirmed that Lil Wayne was on that aircraft, which was apparently outbound to California after a stop in Miami, according to multiple reports.

The Miami Herald, who cited multiple law enforcement sources, said authorities were attempting to obtain a warrant from a Miami judge to search the plane.

According to the Miami Herald, drugs and a firearm were found on the plane, but attorney Howard Srebnick said Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. — aka Lil Wayne — was "cleared" to leave the scene.

Later Monday evening, Lil Wayne tweeted, "All goody! I think they thought I was talking abt a different “Pack” in my last tweet. But anyway GO PACK GO!!!"

The rapper was referring to a tweet he sent out earlier Monday simply saying, "GO PACK GO!!!" apparently making light of a recent situation. His followers on Twitter replied to the tweet referencing the reports of the stop at Miami-Opa locka Airport.

Calls by TEGNA to law enforcement and airport personnel at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport were not immediately answered.

According to the company, the Gulfstream G-V aircraft is able to hold up to 14 passengers and crew members. The Miami Herald reports that all of the passengers on the plane in which Lil Wayne was on were held at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport until federal agents, along with Miami-Dade police, completed their search of the private aircraft.

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