Rapper Beanie Sigel jailed on drugs charges

Album cover for 'This Time'. Photo / Supplied
Album cover for 'This Time'. Photo / Supplied

Rapper Beanie Sigel has been sentenced to six to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to a narcotics possession charge.

The Delaware County Daily Times says Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, entered the plea Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of illegal possession of Percocet, a painkiller.

Sigel has been behind bars since he was arrested August 29. A co-defendant entered a plea to a firearms charge.

Defense attorney Carson Morris called his client a successful entertainer who had made some mistakes, but said "he's ready to go ahead and put that behind him and move on with his life.''

Sigel is also facing a two-year federal tax evasion sentence, which Morris said he hoped would run concurrently.

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