Rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested Tuesday (Nov. 28) for investigation of illegally possessing a handgun and drugs as he left NBC Studios after performing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," police said.
The 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and two members of his entourage were arrested around after a search of his Diamond Bar home and car, Sgt. Kevin Grandalski said.
Police seized a handgun and some illegal drugs, Grandalski said. He did not have details.
The sergeant said the rapper was arrested for investigation of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possessing cocaine, transporting marijuana and having a false compartment in his vehicle, Grandalski said.
"He was in a car pulling out of the studio" when police stopped him, said Donald Etra, the rapper's attorney.
Etra said he believed Broadus was booked at the jail for investigation of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He made bail of $60,000 and was released shortly after Wednesday, about seven hours after his arrest.
"As of this point, he stands innocent of all charges," Etra said. "The goal tonight was to get him out of jail. The goal tomorrow is to deal with the case."
The rapper was expected to be arraigned on Jan. 11, Etra said.
Two acknowledged gang members who are associates of Broadus also were taken into custody, Grandalski said.