MANSFIELD – A Houston rapper stopped this morning for speeding on Interstate 49 in DeSoto Parish is still sitting in a jail cell after deputies allegedly found drugs and a firearm in his possession.
Deputies working with the Directed Patrol Unit stopped Wesley Eric Weston, 31, known by his hiphop stage name of Lil’ Flip, for traveling 86 in a 75 mph zone. Weston was the driver of a 2010 Dodge Challenger also occupied by Olanza Sanders, of Shreveport.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies found marijuana and a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle, Sgt. Chato Atkins said.
Weston and Sanders were booked into the DeSoto Detention Center; Weston on charges of third-offense possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance and speeding, and Sanders on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Weston was still in jail this afternoon on bonds totaling $35,300. Sanders is free on a $25,000 bond.
Both men have prior narcotics arrests on their rap sheets, Atkins said. Sanders has been arrested several times in DeSoto Parish.