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Lil Flip Arrested In Louisiana On Gun, Drug Charges

Wednesday, Lil Flip made the news. Not for releasing a comeback single to regain his footing as one of Houston's first breakout rap stars post-2000, but for being jailed.

According to the Shreveport Times, the 31-year old rapper was arrested near Shreveport, La., Wednesday after deputies found a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle and marijuana in his 2010 Dodge Challenger. The Times said Flip was pulled over after being clocked doing 86 mph in a 75 mph zone.

This is Flip's third such offense dealing with possession of marijuana, as he was also booked on charges of possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance and speeding. Flip's associate Olanza Sanders, who was riding shotgun in the car, was also arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Flip, who performed at Fitzgerald's during the "Texas Massacre" this past April, was booked into Shreveport's DeSoto Detention Center in on $35,300 bond. At present time it is unclear whether or not he has been released, but as of the Times report he had not posted bail.

Here's a mug shot of Flip below provided by the Shreveport Times.

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Brandon Caldwell has been writing about music and news for the Houston Press since 2011. His work has also appeared in Complex, Noisey, the Village Voice & more.
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