Juelz Santana Charged With Trying to Bring Gun on Plane

Authorities say security found a loaded .38-caliber handgun and oxycodone pills Santana didn't have a prescription for in a carry-on bag containing his identification

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Rapper Juelz Santana has been indicted on weapons charges after authorities say he tried to bring a gun on a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Federal prosecutors say the two-count indictment made public Wednesday charges Santana with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft.

Santana initially faced both state and federal charges, but the state charges were dismissed after Essex County prosecutors said they would defer to federal authorities.

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Santana had pleaded not guilty to state charges. His lawyer was not immediately available to comment Wednesday.

Authorities say security found a loaded .38-caliber handgun and oxycodone pills Santana didn't have a prescription for in a carry-on bag containing his identification.

They say he fled the area, leaving two bags behind. He turned himself in three days later.

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