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Juelz Santana is facing two decades in prison.
The rapper admitted to taking a loaded firearm to a New Jersey airport earlier this year. He appeared in a federal court on Thursday and pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, as well as carrying a weapon on an aircraft.
If convicted, he could end up serving up to 10-20 years for each of the charges. His sentencing is scheduled for December 12th.
Santana was originally arrested back in March at Newark Liberty International Airport after authorities found a loaded handgun and oxycodone pills in his carry-on. He then fled the scene and didn’t turn himself in until three days after the incident. He was booked on gun charges and placed on house arrest.
The judge did eventually modify his bail conditions which allowed him to go on tour, under the conditions he was accompanied by his mother. The judge also allowed him to film an episode of Love And Hip Hop New York. The trial was postponed last week so he would be able to negotiate a plea deal. Santana spoke about the charges and says “I’m not a bad guy—family man, just praying for the best outcome, you know what I mean? Put it in god’s hands at the end of the day.”