Dogg" Broadus appeared in court today (Dec. 4) to answer charges of carrying
a 20-inch collapsible baton in his luggage at John Wayne Airport in September.
rapper was flanked by security guards and his lawyer Donald Etra when he appeared
in court for less than an hour. A
judge postponed Snoop’s arraignment on the charges until January 24. Snoop
Dogg, 35, will remain free on $150,000 bail. "Snoop
enjoys the presumption of innocence just like everyone else,” Etra told reporters
as Snoop Dogg left court. The
charges stem from the September 27 incident at John Wayne International Airport,
when security found the baton hidden in one of the rapper’s carry on bags, as
he attempted to board a flight for San Francisco. Snoop
Dogg told police that the baton was a prop for a movie he was filming. The
rapper will also appear in court December 12 to answer charges of illegal drug
and gun possession, after he was arrested in Oct. 26 at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.
28, Snoop Dogg two associates was arrested in Burbank, CA, after a performance
on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Police
stopped the rapper’s vehicle and found a handgun and small amounts of marijuana
and cocaine. Snoop
must appear in court on Jan. 11 to answer the most recent charges.