News: BREAKING: Lil Boosie Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison, Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges [Video]
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2009 11:05PM
Rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch has been sentenced to two years behind bars after accepting a plea deal and admitting to drug and weapon possession in an arrest last fall.
The rapper was given his prison sentence Tuesday (September 22) afternoon.
"Local rapper Torrence 'Lil Boosie' Hatch pleaded guilty this afternoon to drug and gun charges," a WAFB reporter said in an evening broadcast. "Lil Boosie was scheduled to stand trial this coming Monday but entered a plea deal today to avoid trial. Deputies last fall reportedly seized a bag of marijuana, a cigar containing the drug and a gun from Boosie's car. The 26 year-old rapper was sentenced to two years of prison time, however, Lil Boosie could serve as little as one year depending on his behavior while he's locked up." (WAFB News)
After a Louisiana police officer accused Lil Boosie of attempted bribery in a recent pre-trial hearing related to an arrest last year, SOHH spoke with the rapper to get his side of the story.
"Officer just lied and he said I told him I pulled out a big [roll] of money," Boosie explained. "They tryna blow it up to turn the judge against me. That's just a lie. I always have a big wad of cash and three credit cards, too." (SOHH)
He recently spoke on his issues with the Louisiana police system.
"I got a tracking device on, I got a big trial September 28," he said. "I'm just staying focused, you know I think about it every day but I just go home doing music after music not knowing what my situation would be... In Baton Rouge we got a crooked court system. And I'm a target down there you know. I'm not even a convicted felon -- it's getting bigger and bigger you know, they putting things on the news. They showing me on the news doing all kind of other stuff not showing the good side I do. All my giveaways to the community and things like that. It's just a hick town, you know, and I'm in it...Everywhere I go they pulling me over they hacking me up. About a year ago they came in my house for nothing, just kicked the door, shot bombs in the house. I got kids in my house and everything. Who the h*ll give you permission to shoot bombs in the house?" (Team Yee)
He was arrested last fall for alleged possession of drugs, weapons and resisting an officer in his homestate.
Boosie approached deputies in his Dodge Challenger while on the road in East Baton Rouge Parish around 4 p.m. on Wednesday (October 22). Claiming there was a scent of marijuana coming from the vehicle, authorities reportedly approached Boosie who, in turn, refused to step out of his car and then proceeded to drive away. Stopping him from escaping, Boosie was then arrested by deputies and placed into Parish Prison on counts of marijuana possession, possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance and attempting to run from law enforcement. (The Advocate)
Check out Lil Boosie's sentencing below: