Black rapper gets slap on wrist for possession of cop’s stolen gun

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Rapper Soulja Boy, a.k.a. DeAndre Cortez Way, 26, was convicted in an L.A. court last week on a felony weapons charge and received only community service and probation, although he had been facing four years in state prison.

According to Greg Risling of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Way was arrested last December when police found two guns in his Studio City home, one of which had been stolen from a Huntington Beach Police Department vehicle.

A conviction for possessing a stolen police firearm could impose a prison sentence of four years.

Luckily for the entertainer, he only has to complete 240 days of community service and five years of probation, according to a report at

Way already has a sizable rap sheet, having been arrested on drug and weapons charges in Georgia in 2011 and again in California in 2014. In fact, at the time of the December arrest, he was already on probation.

The terms of Way’s current sentence forbid him from touching replica or toy guns, but he is still permitted to travel internationally for his performances.

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