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Petey Pablo Surrenders to Feds Over Gun Charges

10/14/2010 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Platinum rapper and alleged airport gun smuggler Petey Pablo has turned himself in to federal authorities in North Carolina ... TMZ has learned.

Petey Pablo Mug Shot

As we previously reported, a federal judge issued a warrant for Petey -- real name Moses Barrett III -- for that whole "bringing a gun to an airport on 9/11" thing.

Sources close to Petey tell TMZ the rapper wasn't aware of the warrant until we called his people for comment ... but he immediately made plans to cooperate with authorities upon learning about his situation. 

Pablo was in custody for only a few hours yesterday, before being released on his own recognizance.

According to the terms of his release, Pablo must report to a U.S. probation officer -- and submit a complete itinerary of any travel plans one month before he travels anywhere.  Also, he has agreed to refrain from "excessive alcohol" use and will submit to drug testing.

Petey's due back in court in November -- but according to court docs, Pablo has opted to use a public defender citing an inability to pay for a lawyer himself. 


13 COMMENTS

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1.

texasknight1    

you're a complete fckin idiot for bring a gun to an airport regardless of who you are.. if you're not wearing a badge then forget bring it.. what a stupid thing to do..

you lucky you got abit of a break.

see the US. Dept of Homeland Security for rules and regulations for guns at airports you stupid rapper.


PRICELESS! and to think he had the nerve to do it even on 9/11

guess not all peeps in the world ever keep up with the real world and the news..

1477 days ago
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MJ    

This guy looks like Will Smith

1477 days ago
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Todd    

I'm not sure that a person commiting an airport gun offense should get bail, but how is it appropriate to make the man subject to drug screening?

1477 days ago
4.

janet    

Who is this guy

1477 days ago
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dennis in sac    

Public Defender? Lol! Go to jail... Go directly to jail.

1477 days ago
6.

tucker    

Awww let the poor rapper thug have his 15 minutes - 'cause most of us have never heard of the guy.
Gee, a rapper running afoul of the law? Who woulda thunk it?

1477 days ago
7.

MP    

I wonder if his gun is registered.

1477 days ago
8.

Ryan Dungey    

Petey I know you got money you need to hire yourself a lawyer. Public defenders suck balls!! I hope you dont go to jail because everyone knows it was a mistake that you had the gun. Good luck bro.

1477 days ago
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Kàt    

He almost looks like will smith....on a bad day

1477 days ago
10.

durrr...    

see?! next thing you know, this guy is gonna be breaking into paris hilton's place next!! i would reccomend, just for her personal safety, that she go stay at one of her family hotels, like maybe somewhere no one will find her, like say el segundo or something, or somewhere....i mean this is all getting a little out of hand here. she might have to even change her identity, too.

1477 days ago
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Napoleon    

When I just saw the picture I thought it was Will Smith on crack or drunk toe-up from-the-flo-up, lol!

1477 days ago
12.

Whirligig    

LOLOL WILL SMITH'S TWIN

1477 days ago
13.

Annie    

@#2 & #12, I thought it was a fattened & older Will Smith.

1477 days ago

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