Sunday, October 29, 2006

XM's Snoop Dogg Arrested

'Snoop Dogg' faces gun, drug accusation
BURBANK, California (CNN) --

Rap artist "Snoop Dogg" was arrested and booked for being a felon in possession of a firearm and transportation of a controlled substance at a California airport Thursday, according to the Burbank Police Department.
The 35-year-old rapper -- whose real name is Calvin Broadus -- was arrested by airport police at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, at about 4 p.m. (7 p.m. ET). He was parked in a passenger loading and unloading zone and was initially approached by an officer for a traffic violation, Burbank police said.
"An investigation revealed Calvin Broadus to be in possession of marijuana and a firearm," a police statement said.
He was arrested and taken to the Burbank Police Department Jail, where he was later booked, police said.
Snoop Dogg posted bail of $35,000 and was released. He is scheduled to appear at the Burbank Superior Court on December 12, said his publicist, Meredith O'Sullivan.
"There was no basis for this arrest," said the rapper's lawyer, Donald Etra. "We believe that once this is cleared up, all charges will be dismissed."
Snoop Dog, who has sold over 17 million records and acted in movies including "Starsky & Hutch," "Old School," "Training Day" and "Bones," has had several other run-ins with the law.
He was convicted on a felony narcotics possession charge in 1990, for trying to sell cocaine....read more: Here

10/29/2006 08:40:00 AM

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