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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Rapper Lontrell D. Williams, Jr., also known as Pooh Shiesty, was sentenced to more than five years in prison on gun conspiracy charges in connection with an incident outside a South Florida hotel.

The rapper pled guilty in Miami federal court in January to conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence and drug trafficking.

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As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped three charges, including a gun charge that had a possible maximum sentence of life in prison. According to court records, the charges related to three separate events.

On July 7, 2020, in Memphis, Tennessee, he was inside a car when an occupant of the car discharged a firearm at a gas station.

On October 9, 2020, in Bay Harbor Islands, he was part of an armed group that shot and wounded two people and stole marijuana, codeine and high-end sneakers at a hotel, authorities said.

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On May 30, 2021, Shiesty shot and wounded a security guard after a performance at a Miami strip club, prosecutors said.

A federal judge sentenced Shiesty on Wednesday to five years and three months in prison.

The judge gave Williams credit for the year he’s already spent in custody.

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Pooh Shiesty first gained attention following collaborations with Gucci Mane and other rappers. He released his debut commercial mixtape, “Shiesty Season,” last February. It peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200. Team