Things are looking distressed for the future of Juelz Santana. The rapper is currently facing 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal gun charges after he confessed to bringing a loaded handgun onto a plane at Newark airport, according to NewJersey.com.
On Thursday, Santana pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft in federal court in Newark. His sentencing is slated for Dec. 12, where he faces up to 20 years in prison.
The “There It Go” rapper was arrested back in March after authorities allegedly caught him trying to smuggle a loaded gun and drugs past airport security as he boarded a flight to San Francisco. He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance and was also held on an undisclosed federal warrant.
TSA agents learned about the loaded gun when he passed through screening at the terminal, spotting the gun inside of his bag. They reportedly found a Derringer .38-caliber gun, loaded with two bullets.
Santana immediately fled the airport, leaving behind his two bags, identification card, and boarding pass. Three days later, he turned himself in, officially facing the charges.
Prior to pleading guilty, the trial was pushed back by a night month after the Dipset notable’s legal team filed an order for pushback. The respective counsel found a sole need to accumulate rational timing to prepare for the trial.