Snoop Dogg Pleads Not Guilty To Weapons Charge

ImageRap star Snoop Dogg pleaded not guilty to various weapons charges in a Santa Ana, CA court through his attorney yesterday (Jan. 24).

Snoop Dogg was arrested on suspicion of weapons charges in Sept. 2006, when security guards found a collapsible, 53 inch baton in one of Snoop Dogg's carry on bags as the rapper was enroute to San Francisco.

Snoop Dogg told officers that the baton was a prop for a movie he was filming.

If convicted, the rapper faces up to three years in prison.

In Oct., the rapper was arrested at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, CA on suspicion of drug and gun possession, after police searched his car and recovered a small amount of marijuana and a loaded handgun.

In Nov., Snoop Dogg and two associates were was arrested yesterday in Burbank, CA, after a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Snoop, 35, was stopped by officers as he pulled out of NBC studios after the performance and arrested when police recovered a handgun and small amounts of marijuana and cocaine in the vehicle.

While police have yet to file charges in the Oct. and Nov. incidents, the cases are under review according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

If convicted, the rapper faces up to three years in prison. Snoop Dogg is currently touring Canada with rapper Ice Cube.

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