Snoop Dogg could get up to four years in state prison


Snoop Dogg could get up to four years in state prison if he’s found guilty for felony drug and marijuana possession charges in California. Snoop was pulled over in two separate incidents late last year and was found with an automatic weapon and pot in his car each time. Snoop is a convicted felon after a 1990 cocaine trafficking charge and is not legally allowed to have a gun for life.

Snoop Dogg was charged today with two felony counts related to arrests last year on gun possession and marijuana charges, the District Attorney’s office of Pasadena announced.

According to the criminal complaint, Snoop is accused of selling or transporting marijuana on October 26, 2006. Snoop also faces the charge of possession of a firearm by a felon on November 28, 2006. Cops say the aforementioned weapon is a semi-automatic handgun…

Snoop was arrested on October 27 outside the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank after police found a gun and marijuana in his car. He was then arrested on November 28 outside the NBC Studios after an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Police say they found the rapper in possession of cocaine, a firearm and a large amount of marijuana. He was also cited for allegedly having a false compartment in his vehicle.

Snoop recently cancelled the British leg of his European tour after UK authorities denied him a work permit, most likely for starting a fight outside the British Airways’ first class lounge at Heathrow when he and his friends were denied entry. He was also arrested for driving high while in Sweden on tour.

Along with the 1990 cocaine charge, Snoop has a prior conviction of gun possession in 1993. In 1996 he was found not guilty of a murder charge after a gang member was felled by shots that are said to have come from a car he was in at the time.

I kind of see him going to jail for this one. If only Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie would get a month or so for endangering public safety by driving wasted, then true celebrity justice would be served. It seems like a DUI charge should be treated more seriously than just having drugs. Still Snoop had an illegal semi-automatic on him and he may have had enough marijuana in his car to get his entire entourage high for a month.

Snoop is shown in an inset picture of his October arrest in Burbank, CA, image found at Bossip. Header image from Strout Photography.

 

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  1. Pecarrie says:

    Its about time!! Along that NOte, Paris and Lindsay and Nicole.. all of those who get photgraphed smoking and caryying that damned stuff— they ALL need to be put in jail like eveyr other schmoe on the sreet.
    Just because they’re famous, it doesn’t mean they are above the law!!
    Even if they can pay their way out, they at least deserve to be sentenced normally.
    I mean kripes– look at the pictures….

  2. Pecarrie says:

    Its about time!! Along that NOte, Paris and Lindsay and Nicole.. all of those who get photgraphed smoking and caryying that damned stuff— they ALL need to be put in jail like eveyr other schmoe on the sreet.
    Just because they’re famous, it doesn’t mean they are above the law!!
    Even if they can pay their way out, they at least deserve to be sentenced normally.
    I mean kripes– look at the pictures….

  3. Toubrouk says:

    Looks like there’s two justices in America; for those who got money and those who dont.

    I just hope that our “Dog” get some street rep at the local dog pound.

  4. Toubrouk says:

    Looks like there’s two justices in America; for those who got money and those who dont.

    I just hope that our “Dog” get some street rep at the local dog pound.

  5. Carol says:

    A celebrity being punished for breaking the law? It will never happen.

  6. Carol says:

    A celebrity being punished for breaking the law? It will never happen.

  7. Princess says:

    Not cool. He has had plenty of chances to get his ish, together. Basically, he’s told old for his behavior, & the message that he is sending out to his, fans & most importantly his own children, is unacceptable.

  8. Princess says:

    Not cool. He has had plenty of chances to get his ish, together. Basically, he’s told old for his behavior, & the message that he is sending out to his, fans & most importantly his own children, is unacceptable.

  9. MaiGirl says:

    I think that he should go to jail, but whether he will or not is questionable. Honestly, a semi-autmatic in a hidden compartment? What possible reason could he have those other than criminal ones?

    I agree that the larger issue is that celebrities get away with this type of criminal behavior all the time, and wind up making the behavior seem glamorous and appealing. I work with college students, and some of the females think it’s cute and funny to be drunk, act stupid, flash boobs and vulvas, and drive themselves home, weaving in traffic. I can’t help but think that Paris, Lindsay, and their ilk have something to do with that.

  10. MaiGirl says:

    I think that he should go to jail, but whether he will or not is questionable. Honestly, a semi-autmatic in a hidden compartment? What possible reason could he have those other than criminal ones?

    I agree that the larger issue is that celebrities get away with this type of criminal behavior all the time, and wind up making the behavior seem glamorous and appealing. I work with college students, and some of the females think it’s cute and funny to be drunk, act stupid, flash boobs and vulvas, and drive themselves home, weaving in traffic. I can’t help but think that Paris, Lindsay, and their ilk have something to do with that.

  11. Busy Body says:

    I love Snoop’s music and I still find that strange because I can’t stand him. I bet he will not go to jail. Celebrities in the US are like royalty. So much for running away from monarchist opression in Europe.

  12. Busy Body says:

    I love Snoop’s music and I still find that strange because I can’t stand him. I bet he will not go to jail. Celebrities in the US are like royalty. So much for running away from monarchist opression in Europe.

  13. Iva says:

    Snoop’s not going to jail – neither is Paris, nor is Nicole.

    I don’t know why anyone publishes these types of stories to get anyone’s hope up the justice is fair – it’s not and we all know that money talks.

    Heck if justice was fair, all those clubs serving Lindsay Lohan (and others like her) would be shut down and served with tons of violations for serving a minor, instead we have cops outside directing traffic!

  14. Iva says:

    Snoop’s not going to jail – neither is Paris, nor is Nicole.

    I don’t know why anyone publishes these types of stories to get anyone’s hope up the justice is fair – it’s not and we all know that money talks.

    Heck if justice was fair, all those clubs serving Lindsay Lohan (and others like her) would be shut down and served with tons of violations for serving a minor, instead we have cops outside directing traffic!

  15. Pecarrie says:

    And the doctor who gave Ana all those prescriptions wouldn’t have had a license…

  16. Pecarrie says:

    And the doctor who gave Ana all those prescriptions wouldn’t have had a license…

  17. Busy Body says:

    Yes Picarrie and the neither should Michael Jackson’s plastic Surgeon and George Bush’s advisors!

  18. Busy Body says:

    Yes Picarrie and the neither should Michael Jackson’s plastic Surgeon and George Bush’s advisors!