Rapper Juelz Santana to remain in custody on weapons charges

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, Juelz Santana arrives at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in New York. Authorities say Juelz Santana turned himself into Port Authority Police early Monday after a gun was found in a carry-on bag containing his identification at a New York City area airport last week. He is due to appear in U.S. District Court in Newark later in the day. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

Rapper Juelz Santana to remain jailed pending hearing on weapons charges stemming from gun found in bag at airport

NEWARK, N.J. — Rapper Juelz Santana will remain jailed pending a hearing on weapons charges stemming from a gun found in a bag at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.

Santana made an initial court appearance Monday in federal court in Newark. He had turned himself in to authorities earlier Monday, three days after security personnel at the airport found a loaded .38-caliber handgun in a carry-on bag containing his identification.

Authorities say Santana had fled the area, leaving two bags behind.

A judge has ordered Santana to remain in custody until a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 26.

Santana is a 36-year-old New York City-born rapper who lives in Totowa, New Jersey. His real name is LaRon James.

An attorney representing Santana hasn't returned a message seeking comment.

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