Lil Wayne helper says he saw pot, gun on tour bus

October 20, 2008 5:54:21 PM PDT
Lil Wayne's assistant says he "occasionally" saw a handgun and people smoking marijuana on the award-winning rapper's tour bus. But Terry Bourgeois also testified Monday he never saw Lil Wayne with a gun and didn't know whether one was on the bus in July 2007 when the 26-year-old rapper was arrested in Manhattan on gun charges.

A police officer testified last month she boarded Lil Wayne's bus after a Beacon Theatre concert because she smelled marijuana.

She said that while on the bus she saw him try to hide a gun.

Defense lawyer Stacey Richman wants the charges dismissed. She says police falsely claimed they smelled marijuana so they could illegally board the bus.

The rapper's real name is Dwayne Carter. He has pleaded not guilty and is free on $70,000 bail.