Snoop Dogg booked on weapon charge for airport baton incident
Rapper Snoop Dogg “Calvin Broadus” was booked Monday on one felony count of possession of a deadly weapon, a charge filed after security officers at a California airport found a collapsible baton in his laptop carrying case. The incident occurred on Sept. 27, as Broadus prepared to catch a flight to San Francisco.
Snoop Dogg turned himself over to authorities at the Orange County Jail Monday morning, states Susan Schroeder of the district attorney’s office.
“Snoop was promptly released on bail and welcomes an expedited trial which will reveal that these charges are completely unwarranted,” said Meredith O’Sullivan, the entertainer’s spokeswoman.
Currently Snoop Dogg’s bail was set at $150,000 and was expected to post bail according to Susan Schroeder of the district attorney’s office.
If convicted, the 35-year-old Snoop Dogg could possibly be sentenced to at least three years in prison.
The rapper told deputies at the time of his arrest that the baton was a prop for a movie. The charge was filed Nov. 2 and an arrest warrant was issued. His attorney, Donald Etra, has called the charge “bogus.”
As of last month, Snoop Dogg was arrested at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank for carrying illegal drugs and possession of a gun that was in the . He posted $35,000 bail and was ordered to appear in court Dec. 12, 2006.