*Incarcerated rapper, Lil Wayne, was caught Monday with music “contraband.” Officers found headphones, a charger, and a watch that doubles as an MP3 player in Wayne’s cell, hidden inside a potato chip bag. Though it isn’t a real issue, the offense may add a bit more jail time for him, a source told MTV News.
“You just get an infraction, a violation,” the source said. “You lose some ‘good time.’ It depends on the severity of the infraction. Level one is the worst. Then you have [level] two or three. [This infraction] could be a level one. He has to go on trial, and based on evidence, they’ll make their determination.”
Despite the prison’s high level security, Wayne possibly obtained the objects during a visit. MTV’s source says he may have gotten the contraband through another inmate. The source also says Wayne would have to go to trial before a captain or correction officer within 48 hours of the incident, but as of May 13, the source was unaware if that had taken place.
The source also informed reporters that the rapper currently holds a job as a suicide-prevention aide, looking out for suicide risk inmates.
“He checks each cell or area to see if each guy is alive. There are three shifts,” our source said. “I think his shift is at night, like 11 [p.m.] to 7 [a.m.] or 12 to 8.”
Wayne was arrested in 2007 for attempted gun possession in Manhattan at the Beacon Theatre after a performance. Due to stringent New York gun laws, in March he was sentenced to one year in prison.