Rapper Boosie released from jail after drug and gun arrest in Georgia

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UPDATE April 10 9:30 a.m.: Rapper Boosie was released from the Coweta County Jail Tuesday after posting $3,500 bond after his arrest for gun and drug possession, TMZ reported.

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A Coweta Magistrate Court clerk told WSB Boosie, whose legal name is Torrence Hatch Jr., had his initial appearance Tuesday morning. Police say marijuana, a gun and more than $20,000 were found in the car he was in after a Coweta County deputy noticed it was being driven erratically.

A sergeant pulled over Boosie and a man named Antonio Allen on Monday in a Chick-fil-A restaurant parking lot in Newnan, Georgia, WSB reported.

"Just a misunderstanding," Hatch said while walking out of jail, WSB reported. "Ain't nothing serious."

His charges were possession of marijuana, possession of THC and possession of a firearm during a felony.

Original report

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story indicated that former NFL player Antonio Allen was arrested. The Newnan Times-Herald issued a correction to their reporting, indicating that a man with the same name was arrested. He is not the NFL player in question.

Rapper Boosie is being held in the Coweta County Jail without bond Tuesday following a traffic stop, The Newnan Times-Herald reported.

Boosie, whose legal name is Torrence Hatch Jr. was arrested with a man identified as Antonio Allen, in Newnan, Georgia, on Monday on drugs and weapons charges.

They were pulled over Monday afternoon when a sheriff's deputy noticed the rapper driving erratically, WSB reported. Investigators said they found marijuana, a loaded gun and cash in the car.

The 36-year-old rapper, whose songs "Wipe Me Down" and "Zoom" were hits more than a decade ago, has a lengthy history with the law. In 2011, Hatch was sentenced to eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs into two Louisiana state prisons.

According to The Associated Press, he was serving time for a separate conviction on marijuana possession when he smuggled in the drugs with the help of a prison guard.

A year later, he was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2009 death of Terry Boyd.

The Times-Herald reported Allen and Boosie are each facing charges for possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule one drug, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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