NEW YORK, NY Tuesday Jul.24.2007 / -- Jeffrey Atkins, a.k.a. Ja Rule and Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, a.k.a. Lil' Wayne, have been arrested on seperate weapons charges in New York City.

According to, Lil' Wayne was arrested after a Sunday gig at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. Police discovered the artist with .40 caliber pistol after he was stopped for smoking pot.

In an unrelated incident, a .40 caliber pistol was found inside Ja Rule's vehicle after he was pulled over for speeding.

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