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Beanie Sigel gets 6 to 23 months in Pa. drug case

Wednesday - 3/6/2013, 7:28pm  ET

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- Rapper Beanie Sigel was sentenced Wednesday to six to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to a narcotics possession charge in a Philadelphia suburb.

Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, entered the plea to a misdemeanor count of illegal possession of Percocet, a painkiller, The Delaware County Daily Times (http://bit.ly/169dIDU) reported. Sigel has been behind bars since his Aug. 29 arrest following a traffic stop in Tinicum Township just hours after the release of his latest solo album, "This Time."

Defense attorney Carson Morris called his client a successful entertainer who had made some mistakes, but said "he's ready to go ahead and put that behind him and move on with his life."

"Mr. Grant has been a successful entertainer and musician in the Philadelphia community for decades," Morris said. "Obviously, he's had an incredible amount of success and opportunity in his life. He's also made some mistakes, which have ended up putting him in custody. He's ready to go ahead and put that behind him and move on with is life."

Co-defendant Gerald Andrews, 41, who was driving, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a firearms charge and was sentenced to 2
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