RAP SINGER FACES CHARGES FOR CARRYING DANGEROUS WEAPON INTO JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT

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Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
November 2, 2006

Contact:

Susan Schroeder
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.

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