Hip-hop artist Petey Pablo  has pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen firearm.
The rapper, whose real name is Moses Barrett III, appeared in federal court Wednesday to enter his guilty plea. Federal prosecutors agreed to drop two other charges in a plea agreement.
Petey Pablo was arrested last year while attempting to clear security at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Authorities found a loaded gun in a bag that had passed through an X-ray machine.
He faces up to 10 years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced in June. His attorney did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday.
The rapper is best known for the songs "Raise Up" and "Freek-a-Leek."
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