Rapper Snoop Dogg Arrested At Burbank Airport
Once again rapper Snoop Dogg “Calvin Broadus” has had a few problems with the law. Thursday, Snoop Dogg was arrested at Bob Hope Airport on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a gun and transportation of marijuana, police said.
Snoop Dogg was arrested by officers from the Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport Authority Police Department at around 3:45 p.m. sources state after they approached him for an alleged vehicle code violation in the passenger loading and unloading zone, according to Burbank police Sgt. Kevin Grandalski.
Officers said they soon discovered a gun and marijuana in Broadus’ vehicle, said Burbank police Lt. Omar Rodriguez. Broadus was taken to the Burbank Police Station Jail where he was booked on gun and drug charges, Grandalski said.
Broadus was released on $35,000 bail. Arraignment is scheduled for Monday in Burbank Superior Court, Grandalski said.
Orange County prosecutors were deciding Thursday whether to file charges against Broadus for allegedly trying to bring a banned collapsible police baton aboard a plane.
Broadus had the baton in his computer bag when he entered the airport for a flight to New York, said Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Airport security workers said they spotted an object in the bag and were initially unsure of what it was, Amormino said.
The collapsible baton, expanded from 8 inches to 21 inches, and is classified as a dangerous weapon and is illegal to possess and “definitely illegal to bring on a plane,” Amormino said.
Broadus, 35, said he did not know the object was illegal to carry and said it was to be a prop in a video he was to tape in New York, Amormino said.
The baton was confiscated and Snoop Dogg was allowed to continue his flight.
Currently Snoop Dogg is working an album with music producer/rapper Dr. Dre.