West got into trouble involving guns when he was stopped by Maryland police for speeding in 2009. When officers searched him, they found a 9mm pistol, a .357 magnum, and even a shotgun sealed in a guitar case.
He was picked up on two gun charges. West’s lawyer, C. Todd M. Steuart, claimed West was taking the guns from his mother’s home in Brandywine, Maryland, to his house in Fort Washington. Thankfully, no violence resulted from his firearms. West pleaded guilty and was sentenced by a Prince George’s County judge to eight months of home detention, two months of probation and 40 hours of community service.