Rapper Juelz Santana will spend the next 27 months in prison. The 36-year-old New York native was sentenced Wednesday following his conviction in March for attempting to carry a gun onto a plane.
Santana, who was born LaRon Louis James, pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing a loaded handgun in his carry-on baggage at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Homeland Security staff found the loaded .38-caliber weapon on March 9, and Santana fled the airport. He turned himself in to police three days after leaving his bags behind.
Also found in his luggage were nonprescription Oxycodone pills.
Santana was prohibited from possessing a firearm following his 2012 felony conviction in Bergen County Superior Court for distributing a controlled narcotic without a medical license.
In addition to his 27 month prison term, Santana was sentenced to one year of supervised release following the completion of his sentence.
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