Rapper, two others arrested

MEDIA DISTRICT WEST — Burbank Police officers arrested Cordozar “Snoop Dogg” Broadus near NBC Studios on Tuesday on charges of possession of narcotics and a firearm.

Broadus, 35, was leaving NBC in a four-car caravan after an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno when officers pulled over Broadus and his entourage on Bob Hope Drive, just north of West Riverside Drive, not far from Johnny Carson Park, to serve a search warrant.

“As a result of the search warrant that was served on his person and at his house, he was arrested for a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine and marijuana for sale and possession of a false compartment in a vehicle,” Sgt. Kevin Grandalski said.

Authorities obtained the search warrant as a part of an ongoing investigation stemming from Broadus’ Oct. 26 arrest at the Bob Hope Airport on drug charges and charges of being a felon in possession of a weapon, Grandalski said.

Burbank Police Officers and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were on the scene for about two hours conducting the search of all four vehicles.

Two other members of Broadus’ party, whose names were not released, were also arrested, one for an outstanding warrant and the other on suspicion of possession of burglary tools.

Broadus was booked at the Burbank Jail on $60,000 bail.

Broadus has other prior drug and firearm charges that are still pending against him.

On Nov. 6, he turned himself in to the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana for an arrest warrant related to a Sept. 27 incident at the John Wayne Airport. Broadus was arrested on suspicion of possession of deadly weapon after a collapsible baton was discovered in his briefcase. He was released on $150,000 bail.

On Oct. 26, Broadus was arrested during a separate incident in Burbank at the Bob Hope Airport on suspicion of being felon in possession of a firearm and transportation of marijuana.

Broadus’ original felony conviction occurred in June 1990 on charges of possession of narcotics for sale. In 1997, he was convicted of being an ex-felon in possession of a handgun.

His criminal past also includes a charge as an accomplice to the shooting death of gang member Phillip Woldermarian. Represented by attorney Johnnie Cochran, Broadus was acquitted of all charges except voluntary manslaughter, which was dropped after the jury deadlocked on the remaining charge.

Broadus rose to acclaim in the 1990s as a protégé of rapper Dr. Dre, as a contributor to his album, “The Chronic.” His first album, “Doggystyle” was the first debut album to enter the Billboard charts at the top spot.

He also has credits as a music producer and actor in films such “Malibu’s Most Wanted,” “The Wash” and “Starsky & Hutch.”


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