Beanie Sigel Arrested in Delaware County

The rapper was arrested for a firearms violation on I-95 Wednesday.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Thursday, Aug 30, 2012  |  Updated 4:16 PM EDT
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Rapper and Philadelphia native Beanie Sigel is lead out of District Court in Folcroft, Delaware County after his arraignment Wednesday on drug and weapons charges. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was a passenger in a Ford Fusion when he was arrested after a traffic stop on I-95 in Tinicum Township early Wednesday morning. Sigel's bail is set at $300,000. <a href=Read full story " />

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Rapper and Philadelphia native Beanie Sigel is lead out of District Court in Folcroft, Delaware County after his arraignment Wednesday on drug and weapons charges. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was a passenger in a Ford Fusion when he was arrested after a traffic stop on I-95 in Tinicum Township early Wednesday morning. Sigel's bail is set at $300,000. Read full story

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Rapper and Philadelphia native Beanie Sigel was arrested on Wednesday while driving through Delaware County.

Police say Sigel, 38, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was a passenger in a Ford Fusion that was initally pulled over for driving erratically on I-95 southbound near Exit 8 in Tinicum Township.

Upon further inspection, Pennsylvania state troopers found several prescription bottles and a small amount of marijuana on the driver.

Sigel was arrested after troopers confiscated more than $4,600, a bottle of codeine syrup with a scratched off label and prescription pills wrapped in plastic bags, according to authorities.

Troopers also found a fireman in the center console of the Ford.

Both are convicted felons and neither is allowed to possess a gun.

The men were transported to Pennsylvania State Police in Media, processed and arraigned.

Sigel was sentenced to two years last month for failing to file federal income tax returns. 

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