Louisiana rapper Torrence Hatch Jr., who is more commonly known by his stage name Boosie Badazz or his former stage name Lil Boosie, was just arrested in Georgia. He is now facing a number of charges, including marijuana related charges.
Boosie Badazz’s Run-In With the Law
The incident in question took place yesterday afternoon in Coweta County, Georgia. According to police officers who arrested Hatch, the whole thing started when cops noticed a white Dodge Charger swerving on the road.
Police said they pulled the car over when it almost ran into another car. Then, when officers approached the vehicle they said they smelled the odor of marijuana.
At that point, the cops apparently decided to search the car. As per the Newnan Times-Herald, officers detained Hatch and put him in the back of their car.
Hatch’s passenger, a man named Antonio Allen, stayed in the Charger.
During the search, the cops say they found a number of illegal objects and substances. This includes a bag containing roughly 11 grams of what officers believe is marijuana.
Hatch, who was driving the car, eventually admitted to driving while talking on his cell phone. He also told officers that the passenger, Allen, was his bodyguard.
Both men were arrested. And they are both now facing a number of criminal charges. Specifically, Hatch and Allen are both reportedly being charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule one drug, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Additionally, Hatch is also facing an additional charge of failure to maintain lane.
Beyond all these charges, the Newnan Times-Herald also reported that both men could face additional charges for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The men are currently being held in the Coweta County Jail. And recent reports indicate that no bond has been set for either man.
More Legal Problems for Boosie Badazz
Unfortunately for Hatch, this is not his first encounter with law enforcement. In 2009, he was convicted on drug- and gun-related charges. He ended up being sentenced to four years in prison.
Then, in 2010, Hatch had another legal incident. This time, he was indicted on first-degree murder charges. He was also given an eight-year prison sentence after being found guilty of drug possession with intent to distribute.
As a result of these charges, Hatch actually ended up on death row. After more than three years on death row, he was found not guilty of murder. Ultimately, he served five years in prison and was then released in 2014.
Despite his legal challenges, Boosie Badazz has maintained an active musical career. To date, he has released eight studio albums, six collaborative albums, 39 mixtapes, three compilation albums, 26 singles, and 33 music videos.