A lawyer for rapper/actor Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus) appeared in an Oberlin, Ohio, court on Tuesday to plead innocent on behalf of his client, who was hit with drug charges after a traffic

A lawyer for rapper/actor Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus) appeared in an Oberlin, Ohio, court on Tuesday to plead innocent on behalf of his client, who was hit with drug charges after a traffic stop. The 30-year-old Broadus is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both charges carry a maximum sentence of $250 and 30 days in jail.

As previously reported, Broadus was charged after the State Highway Patrol stopped his tour bus in Amherst for speeding on Oct. 17. Drug-sniffing dogs found six bags of marijuana weighing about 200 grams in the cargo hold.

Defense attorney Jay Milano said the rapper's high-profile status makes him an easy target. "Sometimes Snoop Dogg's buses have been stopped just because it's Snoop Dogg's bus," Milano said. "We're not sure that happened here but if it did, then that's an issue that we'd have to fight out." Milano also entered innocent pleas for four others charged in the case.

A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11. Milano said he didn't think Broadus would be present.


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