By Kate Ward
Updated March 17, 2010 at 06:47 PM EDT

The Associated Press reports a Yuma County Superior Court judge in Arizona issued a bench warrant for Lil Wayne after the rapper failed to show up in court for a trial management conference. An attorney for Lil Wayne said the rapper could not attend, since he began a one-year jail sentence in New York on March 8. (Lil Wayne is serving time for having a loaded gun on his person on a tour bus.) Lil Wayne is facing drug and weapons charges in Yuma County after he was arrested in January 2008 when authorities found cocaine, Ecstasy, and a handgun on his bus.