|For Immediate Release
November 2, 2006
Public Affairs Counsel
(714) 347-8408 Office
(714) 292-2718 Cell
RAP SINGER FACES CHARGES FOR CARRYING DANGEROUS WEAPON INTO JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney filed charges today against a rap singer for knowingly possessing a dangerous weapon at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. Cordozar Calvin Broadus, 35, Sherman Oaks, also known as Snoop Dogg, is charged with one count of felony possession of a deadly weapon. If convicted, Broadus faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison. A warrant has been issued for his arrest with $150,000 bail. His arraignment has not been scheduled.
On September 27, 2006, Broadus is accused of entering John Wayne Airport with two bodyguards to catch a flight to San Francisco. After placing his carry-on luggage on the security conveyer belt to be scanned, security officers saw a long object in his computer bag and requested to search inside. Broadus is accused of carrying in the laptop case a 20-inch collapsible baton, which shrinks to eight-inches. The law classifies these types of weapons as dangerous and illegal.
Deputy District Attorney Andre Manssourian of the Felony Projects Unit is prosecuting this case.