Rapper Beanie Sigel was arrested early this morning in Philedelphia for drugs and gun possession just 2 weeks before he was supposed to turn himself in for failing to pay his 2003 – 2005 taxes…
As reported by MSDTV, Beans was sentence to two years in the big house for failing to file tax returns for the years 2003, 2004, and 2005 — owing the IRS 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.