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Snoop Dogg is arrested

November 29, 2006|From a Times Staff Writer

Rapper-actor Snoop Dogg was arrested Tuesday evening by Burbank police on four felony drug- and weapons-related charges just after he finished taping an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."

The arrest of the performer, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, stemmed from an investigation after his apprehension last month by police at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a gun and of transporting marijuana.

He also was charged earlier this month with knowingly possessing a deadly weapon, a collapsible police baton found in his computer bag, as he was about to board a plane at John Wayne Airport in Orange County in September.

Burbank Police Sgt. Kevin Grandalski said Broadus was served with a search warrant after 6 p.m. in the 400 block of Bob Hope Drive, just outside the NBC studios.

He said investigators searched the suspect, his car and his home in Diamond Bar, prompting them to file charges of his being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana for sale and having a false compartment in a vehicle.

Grandalski said Broadus was expected to post his bail, which was set at $60,000.

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