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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."

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16.

Phishie from Philly    

Get an accountant dude!
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Phishie from Philly

787 days ago
17.

The Neko Nation    

Typical rap thug piece of garbage loser.

787 days ago
18.

BNHonest    

A black rapper going to jail what the news in that???? You can take the man out of the ghetto but you can take the ghetto out of the man.

787 days ago
19.

dan    

That photo was taken just before they put the cuffs on him. Beanie is saying "das dat *****s not minez"

787 days ago
20.

TGH    

Beanie wasn't lying regarding the syrup in his song "Purple Rain":
"Be careful, it ain't your ordinary liquid, The first time you sip it - you might get addicted..."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MH5rS5B6dI

787 days ago
21.

RAZZY    

TYPICAL ! IT'S A BLACK THING !!

787 days ago
22.

romba    

"Personal issues," woo, that's a good one. Who doesn't have personal issues, right? What are gangsters and drug traffickers in prison for? Personal issues.

786 days ago
23.

M.W.electric    

He got locked up in D.county. Right outside of Philly, coming from the new casino. They put em in g.w.hill prison. In the p.c. wing of coarse. Crazy man ya think Jay would drop a check to the IRS considering all the doe beans made his ass.

685 days ago
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