Snoop in the Dogg house
American rapper Snoop Dogg has been charged with felony gun and drug offences in Los Angeles, celebrity magazine People reported. Snoop, 35, faces four years in prison if convicted.
The charges stem from an October arrest at the airport in Burbank, California, where police said they found marijuana in Snoop’s car. A subsequent search warrant carried out at his suburban Los Angeles home turned up a gun, police charged.
Because of a 1990 conviction for cocaine trafficking, the rapper is barred from possessing guns.
The rapper, whose legal name is Calvin Broadus, was charged with gun possession by a felon and the sale or transportation of marijuana.
The rapper, producer and actor has a long police record of drug and weapons offences. He has a pending criminal case on November charges of trying to board a California plane with a dangerous weapon — a collapsible baton. He faces three years in prison if convicted in that case.