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Snoop Dogg hit with gun, drug charges
Snoop Dogg was charged Tuesday with felony gun and
drug counts, Los Angeles County prosecutors said.
The 35-year-old MC was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in
Pasadena, prosecutors said in a statement.
Snoop faces charges of gun possession by a felon and sale or
transportation of marijuana. He was arrested Oct. 26 by Burbank police at Bob Hope Airport on
suspicion of transportation of a controlled substance. Burbank police later
discovered a gun at his home.
If convicted, he faces up to four years in state prison.
"These were changes we fully expected," said Snoop Dogg's attorney,
Donald Etra. "They will be dealt with in court tomorrow. The matter will
be resolved tomorrow."
The rapper was convicted in 1990 of cocaine possession and charged with
gun possession after a 1993 traffic stop. He pleaded guilty in exchange
for three years' probation and a promise to make public-service
announcements against violence.
Snoop's manager, Constance Schwartz, said there would be no
comment Tuesday but a written statement would be issued Wednesday.
-- The Associated Press
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