Newark, NJ – Juelz Santana’s trial for allegedly attempting to bring a gun on an airplane has been delayed. The Associated Press reports the proceedings have been pushed back in effort to negotiate a plea deal.
Santana was scheduled to return to court in early September. Now, he won’t report until September 30 at the earliest.
The Dipset rapper was indicted in April after a grand jury determined there was probable cause to believe he was attempting to smuggle a loaded handgun into Newark Liberty International Airport. Santana was charged with carrying a firearm on an aircraft and possessing a weapon as a previously convicted felon.
Santana allegedly fled from the airport after TSA agents discovered a gun in his baggage on March 9. He surrendered to Port Authority police on March 12.