Snoop Dogg Turns Himself In

Snoop Dogg Turns Himself In

Rapper Snoop Dogg was booked Monday (November 6) on one felony count of possession of a deadly weapon, which was filed after security at Orange County's John Wayne International Airport found a collapsible baton in his carry-on luggage.

According to the Associated Press, the rapper (real name: Calvin Broadus), 35, turned himself into authorities at the Orange County Jail on Monday.

The arrest stems from an incident on September 27 where Snoop prepared for a New York bound flight. As he went through security, a collapsible baton was found, but the rapper told the officers that it was a prop for a movie and was not aware that it was illegal.

The baton was confiscated and he was allowed to board the flight.

Soon after, the Orange County district attorney's office considered filing charges, which were officially filed last week.

A warrant was issued shortly after.

Snoop's spokesperson, Meredith O'Sullivan, said in a statement Monday that Snoop "welcomes an expedited trial, which will reveal that these charges are completely unwarranted."

Snoop is expected to post $150,000 bail for his release, according to Susan Schroeder of the district attorney's office.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to three years in prison.

In addition, the rapper was arrested last month at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank for suspicion of illegal drug and gun possession. He posted $35,000 bail and is scheduled in court December 12.

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