Snoop Charged With Possession of a Deadly Weapon

November 3, 2006 By:
Snoop Charged With Possession of a Deadly Weapon

Snoop Dogg is facing some heat as a warrant was immediately issued for his arrest, with bail set at $150,000. The rap star whose real name is Calvin Broadus was stopped at the John Wayne Airport, in Santa Ana, on September 27 after a 20-inch extendable baton was found in his laptop bag. If convicted, the rapper may face a maximum sentence of three years in jail...but celebrity jail time is usually the sentence cut in a third.

Snoop claimed he did not know the baton was illegal and revealed that he was going to use it as a prop in his video. The baton was confiscated and the rapper was allowed on his flight to San Francisco.

Snoop then encountered another run in with the law on October 26 when the rapper was stopped by police for a traffic violation at the Bob Hope Airport, in Burbank, and an unlicensed gun and a quantity of marijuana were found during a search of his vehicle. Wonder if those were props for his music video as well?

The rapper was charged with possession of a firearm and transportation of a controlled substance and released on $35,000 bail. The case is set to be heard on December 13. Last night, Snoop performed at the 13th Annual MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen but has released no comment on the charge.

Snoop was photographed checking out Pharrell Williams outfit as the two hung out at the MTV Europe Music Awards Thursday night.