NEWNAN, Ga. (WAFB) - Louisiana rapper, Lil’ Boosie, AKA Boosie Badazz, has been arrested on drug and weapon charges in Newnan, Georgia, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday, April 8.
Lil’ Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch Jr., is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of schedule I narcotics, failure to maintain lane, and possession of marijuana.
The jail identifies Hatch's passenger as Antonio Pezant Allen and says he's charged with having drugs and a gun during a crime.
The sheriff’s office says the two were arrested when a deputy noticed a white Dodge Charger swerving in and out of its lane, nearly sideswiping another vehicle, on Crossing Bypass. According to a report from The Newnan Times-Herald, the deputy noticed a strong marijuana smell coming from the vehicle after he pulled it over.
During a search of the vehicle, the sheriff’s office says they found about 11 g of suspected marijuana and a loaded 9mm handgun. They also reportedly found a bag full of cash, and a vape pen with suspected THC oil inside.
Boosie reportedly admitted to talking on the phone while driving and told the deputy Allen was his bodyguard.
The sheriff’s office also says they determined the car was a rental from Florida but was not registered in either Hatch or Allen’s name.
No bond has been set at this time.