Rapper Calvin Broadus, aka Snoop Dogg, pleaded not guilty in an Orange County, Calif., court to a felony charge of knowingly possessing a dangerous weapon. He was caught trying to bring a collapsible baton on an airplane in his laptop case. Security personnel discovered the baton in his bag as he went through a security checkpoint at John Wayne International Airport in Orange County, California on September 27.
His attorney, Donald Etra, entered the not guilty plea on the rapper’s behalf Wednesday. If convicted Snoop Dogg could face up to three years in prison, People magazine said. He remains free for now on $150,000 bail.
“Snoop’s not guilty plea says it all,” Etra told People, saying the item was a movie prop. “Snoop never intended it to be used as anything other than a prop.” Read the rest of this entry »