Federal Warrant Issued For Petey Pablo; Rapper To Surrender Today

(AllHipHop News) North Carolina rapper Petey Pablo is expected to turn himself in to authorities today (October 13th), on an arrest warrant for possession of a firearm by a felon, after he attempted to smuggle a gun on a plane on September 11th, 2010. The rap star, known for his hit singles “Freek-a-Leek,” “Raise Up” and “Goodies” featuring Ciara, was indicted by a grand jury after an investigation into the incident.The grand jury claims the rapper, born Moses Barrett III, attempted to bring a gun on a plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport as he traveled to the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards, which took place the following day in Los Angeles.As Petey Pablo went through a security checkpoint, handlers discovered a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol, along with ammunition in his bag. Representatives for the rapper claimed that he forgot the firearm was in his bag, after it was taken from a distressed friend who was threatening to use the weapon. In addition to the firearm possession charges, Petey Pablo is also charged with possession of a stolen firearm and attempting to take a gun onto an airplane.

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