Police Accuse Boosie Of Offering Bribe
Police in Baton Rogue have accused rapper Lil Boosie of offering a bribe to an officer who arrested him on marijuana and gun charges.
During a pre-trial hearing yesterday (August 24), State District Judge Chip Moore refused to suppress statements Boosie made, which could effect the outcome of his trial on the charges, which takes place September 28.
Deputy Nicholas Locicero testified that he and another officer in an unmarked unit stopped Boosies 2007 Dodge Challenger, after they noticed the rapper submerged in a could of smoke.
They found the rapper smoking a cigar filled with marijuana and he was also in possession of a large amount of cash.
Once Boosie was stopped he allegedly said to the officer This is Boosie. How much do you want?
The officer found a gun in Boosies vehicle, in addition to a bag of marijuana, which fell off of his lap as he exited the Challenger.
Boosies lawyers have argued that since he was not given a field test, he may have been intoxicated when he made the statements to arresting officer.
Lil Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, is charged with his third charge of possession of marijuana which could land him up to 20 years in prison, while he faces a mandatory minimum of five years for the gun charge.
Lil Boosie is scheduled to stand trial September 28.