Snoop Dogg was, on Wednesday January 24th, pleaded not guilty to possession of a deadly weapon, a collapsible police baton found in his luggage at an airport. His attorney entered the plea in Orange County Superior Court. The rapper did not attend.
Snoop was charged with the felony count after a security screener at John Wayne Airport in Irvine, California noticed the baton in his computer bag on September 27, 2006. He has said the baton was a prop for a video he was filming in New York.
He is free on $150,000 bail, yet if convicted Snoop could face up to three years in prison. A pre-trial hearing was set for April 5th later this year.