Snoop Hit with Felony Weapons Charge, Warrant Issued for Arrest
According to the Associated Press, the Orange County District Attorney's office has filed felony weapons possession charges against Snoop Dogg and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. The charges stem from an incident on September 27, 2006 where the rapper was found to be carrying a 21-inch collapsible baton inside a piece of carry-on luggage at the John Wayne International airport in Orange County. Security officers at the airport noticed the weapon as Snoop's luggage passed through an x-ray machine and asked if they could take a look inside. Upon investigation, they discovered the baton, which is considered a deadly weapon, and placed him under arrest. His lawyer, Donald Etra, was quoted as saying, "These charges are bogus. The DA knows that, Snoop knows that. If this goes to trial, we will win." The warrant issued today carries a $100,000 bond. Since the incident in September, Snoop was arrested again at Bob Hope airport in Burbank for possession of a handgun and marijuana. He is due in court on December 12 on the drug and firearms charges.