Last year, Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul was arrested in NYC after getting caught with a taser. The “Stay Fly” rapper took a plea deal and was sentenced to community service instead of rolling the dice and hoping he’d be acquitted of a weapons possession charge if the case went to trial.
As we reported, DJ Paul was stopped by NYPD officers back in October after leaving a restaurant with an open beer in his hand. According to police, Paul admitted he was carrying a taser at the time, so he was placed under arrest for misdemeanor possession of a weapon. He was also charged with carrying an open container. Paul originally pled “not guilty” to the charges — but today, the rapper struck a plea deal with prosecutors, agreeing to plead guilty to disorderly conduct instead. He was sentenced to 21 hours of community service.
That should add up to about three days of helping to clean up NYC parks. At the time of his arrest, Paul didn’t know carrying a taser was illegal in New York. ”Most of the places where I got houses at you can have them,” he told the Breakfast Club shortly after his arrest. DJ Paul released his latest solo album, A Person Of Interest, late last year.