Local rapper arrested on gun charges

Moses Barrett III

September 11, 2010 2:16:27 PM PDT
A local man known in the music world as rapper Petey Pablo was arrested at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Saturday after security officials found a gun in his luggage.

Moses Barrett III, 37, of Knightdale, was arrested by RDU Airport police, and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a stolen firearm.

Arrest warrants show the gun was a Smith and Wesson 639.

Barrett was apparently planning to catch a flight to Los Angeles for MTV's Video Music Awards.

He has been released on a $50,000 bond, and is due in court on Monday.

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