Rapper Juelz Santana admitted in courtroom Thursday that he tried to get a gun onto a aircraft at a New York-area airport earlier this 12 months.
Santana, whose actual identify is LaRon James, pleaded responsible to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an plane. The 36-year-old Totowa resident faces as much as 20 years in jail when he’s sentenced Dec. 12.
Santana was arrested in March after safety employees at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport discovered a loaded .38-caliber handgun and nonprescription oxycodone drugs in a carry-on bag containing his identification on March 9.
Santana left the realm, leaving two baggage behind, however turned himself in three days later. He has been free on bail whereas awaiting trial.
In June, a choose modified his bail in order that he may carry out live shows in New Hampshire, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. Among the many situations had been that Santana’s mom accompany him on the journeys, that he drive as an alternative of fly and that he not journey with different members of the tour.
Whereas on bail, Santana additionally was allowed by the courtroom to tape an episode of the VH-1 present “Love and Hip Hop” in Hoboken and New York.
This month, a choose postponed Santana’s authentic trial date of Sept. four so the rapper and his attorneys may proceed negotiations on a plea deal.