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Beanie Sigel

Arrested for Drugs & Gun

TWO WEEKS Before Prison

8/29/2012 9:17 AM PDT UPDATED: 8/29/2012 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper Beanie Sigel -- famous for his work with Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg -- was arrested early this morning in Philly for drugs and gun possession ... 2 weeks before he's supposed to turn himself in to prison for a separate crime.

As we previously reported, Sigel was sentenced to two years in the big house for failing to file tax returns for the years 2003, 2004, and 2005 -- stiffing the IRS out of more than $700k in back taxes.

He was scheduled to be locked up in a couple weeks -- but according to police, the rapper was busted this morning during a traffic stop ... riding shotgun in a car filled with drugs, cash, and a gun.

Police claim the driver was carrying numerous prescription bottles, several pills wrapped in plastic bags in a cigarette pack, and marijuana.

Meanwhile, Sigel was allegedly carrying a bottle of codeine syrup with the label scratched off -- as well as $4,650 in cash. Police claim they also found a gun in the center console.

Both Sigel and the driver are convicted felons prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The two were arrested and charged with gun and drug violations.

Chris Schwartz -- the CEO of Beanie's record label Ruffhouse Records -- tells TMZ, "Obviously we are very disappointed ... Beanie has been struggling with some personal issues, and we continue to support him now and throughout his impending incarceration."

28 COMMENTS

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1.

Tim    

Oh Beanie, where did your mother and I go wrong?

702 days ago
2.

L    

Jeez, what didn't he have in the car, prostitutes?

702 days ago
3.

Truth    

"And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust." --- #TRUTH!!

702 days ago
4.

God-Of-Lyf    

Don't you know by now? That's how "THEY" roll. Just Saying...

702 days ago
5.

belmarjerzy    

Idk.. it's live and learn in most situations in life. Being a felon and riding in a car with drugs and guns when you already gotta do two yrs for the ****ty ass IRS!? Nothing against Beanie.. but **** man you just added at least 5 yrs to the time you already gotta do. A lot of time to sit in prison and ask urself WTF happened. Next time maybe you wont role around with that kinda crap in the car. If you do shady **** that's you're business but why not be smart about it. I smoke weed.. no big deal right?! not exactly robbing a bank or nothing but i smoked and still smoke for 10+ yrs and you know why i never got a bs drug charge? I stay home and smoke.. i don't ride around with a blunt in my mouth passing cops on the street. Some ppl just advertise the crap they do and then they wonder why they have a rap sheet a mile long.

702 days ago
6.

YdoIreadthisstuff    

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

702 days ago
7.

malia    

OMG!!! A face only a mother could love.

702 days ago
8.

Rico Suavy    

Ni---r ni---r go figure

702 days ago
9.

roll3567    

Yo..they were just rockin a little sizzurp. If i was in philly, id carry a gunyoo. Oh beanie Sigel, Why does the man always mess with the Jewish guys?

702 days ago
10.

Tommy    

HA HA HA HA HA...... Let me get this right.... HA HA HA HA HA..... Say Bye Bye my black felon friend.... HA HA HA HA HA

702 days ago
11.

LCS27    

Since we know now that every rapper will end up being arrested dozens of times during his lifetime, is it really relevant news these days?

Wouldn't it be much more intelligent if we put all the rappers in the jail once and for all?

702 days ago
12.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Oh no... there goes that word again... "Prohibited"... black folks ain't scared of no word... "Prohibited" They're gonna keep packing guns until it's no longer avail.

702 days ago
13.

BECKER    

DUMBA$$

702 days ago
14.

Toilethead    

What a dumbass.

702 days ago
15.

Joao    

Street cred... and that's fine with us. You obviously don't get it and need a few years to figure out how the live and act in the civilized world. If Obama gets reelected, he'll probably set all convicts free.

702 days ago
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