Snoop Dogg Arrested Outside NBC Studios
Snoop, 35, and two associates were pulling out of NBC studios around 6pm, when police stopped their vehicle, armed with a search warrant.
All three men were arrested after police found a handgun, and small amounts of marijuana and cocaine in the vehicle.
Snoop was arrested for investigation of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possessing cocaine, transporting marijuana and having a false compartment in his vehicle.
Also arrested were Michael Mingo, 33 and Lovell Polk, 36. According to police, both men are acknowledged gang members who are associates of the rapper.
Snoop Dogg, who dropped his new album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, was released on $60,000 bail.
Police obtained the search warrant for last night's arrest, after an investigation that started when Snoop Dogg was arrested in October at Bob Hope Airport.
In that incident, police found a gun and marijuana in the rapper's car,
In September, Snoop Dogg was arrested for carrying a deadly weapon at John Wayne Airport. In that case, the rapper was accused of trying to sneak a collapsible baton in his luggage through an airport security check point.
Snoop Dogg is slated to appear in court Monday (Dec. 4) to answer the charges at John Wayne Airport, while the rapper will be arraigned for the latest charges on Jan. 11.