Snoop Booked on Felony Weapons Charges, Released on Bail
Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, turned himself in to authorities at the Orange County Jail on Monday (November 6) and was booked on one count of felony weapons possession. According to the Associated Press, the rapper later posted bail in the amount of $150,000 and was released. The charge stems from a September 27 incident at John Wayne Airport where Snoop was found to be carrying a 21-inch collapsible baton, which is considered a deadly weapon, inside an item of carry on luggage. Snoop claimed the item was a prop for a movie and there was some question as to whether or not the Orange County prosecutor's office would file formal charges. The charges finally came down on Thursday and a warrant was issued for Snoop's arrest. His spokesperson, Meredith O'Sullivan, said in a statement, "Snoop was promptly released on bail and welcomes an expedited trial which will reveal that these charges are completely unwarranted." Snoop is also facing separate charges for drug and weapons possession following an incident at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank last month. He is expected in court on Dec 12 to face those charges.