Already facing a 2-years in federal prison for tax evasion, Beanie Sigel was hit with an additional 6 to 23 month sentence after pleading guilty to drug charges on Wednesday, according to NBC Philadelphia.
The former Roc-A-Fella Records rapper, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was riding in a car that was pulled over by Pennsylvania State Police on Interstate 95 in Tinicum Township last August. Police searched Sigel and found a bottle of codeine syrup, prescription pills and $4,500 in cash. Cops also found a gun in the car. The Philadelphia artist was taken into custody and has been in jail since that time. His August 29th arrest came just a day after he released his latest album, This Time.
“Mr. Grant has been a successful entertainer and musician in the Philadelphia community for decades,” Sigel's attorney Carson Morris said. “Obviously, he's had an incredible amount of success and opportunity in his life. He's also made some mistakes, which have ended up putting him in custody. He's ready to go ahead and put that behind him and move on with is life.”
Morris added that the plea agreement called for the drug sentence to run concurrently with the federal sentence.
Gerald Andrews, 41, the car's driver, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a gun charge and was sentenced to 2-1/2 to 5 years.