Snoop Dogg has been charged with one felony count of possession of a deadly weapon, stemming from a September incident at the John Wayne International Airport in Orange County, California.
The Orange County District Attorney charged the rapper because he allegedly walked through an X-Ray machine with a 21″ collapsible baton concealed in his laptop case on September 27.
Police were called to the scene, detained the rapper and confiscated the baton, which Snoop reportedly said was an acting prop.
At presstime (Nov. 2), Snoop Dogg was abroad in Copenhagen, where he performed during the MTV European Awards.
Snoop Dogg is currently negotiating his surrender with the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
Snoop Dogg’s lawyer Donald Etra told TMZ.com that the charges wouldn’t stick.
“These charges are bogus,” Etra said. “The D.A. knows that, Snoop knows that, and at the appropriate time, a jury will come to that conclusion.”
Bail has been set at $150,000.
If convicted, Snoop faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison.