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Lil Wayne's Lawyer Questions Role of Drug-Sniffing Dog in Bust

June 24, 2009 10:03 AM ET

Lil Wayne appeared in an Arizona court yesterday for a mandatory pretrial update related to a January 2008 bust on gun and drug charges. Weezy (born Dwayne Carter) was arrested in Yuma, Arizona, and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of dangerous drugs and weapons misconduct, the AP reports. Wayne's tour bus was pulled over by cops who said they found cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun after searching the vehicle. His attorney, James Tilson, has requested border patrol training records for the drug-sniffing dogs involved in the incident, arguing, "If the dog is not reliable, then that puts the entire probable cause for the stop into question."

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