Boosie Badazz has been arrested on drug and weapon possession charges in Georgia, The Newnan Times-Herald and local Fox affiliate WAFB report. Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch Jr., was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of schedule I narcotics, possession of marijuana, and failure to maintain lane, according to Coweta County Jail online records.
According to The Newnan Times-Herald, the arrest occurred yesterday (April 8) after a deputy said he saw “a white Dodge Charger swerving out of its lane and nearly sideswiping a vehicle.” A sergeant from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office pulled over the car, claimed to smell “a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” and subsequently searched the vehicle. Boosie was arrested alongside former NFL player Antonio Allen, who is also facing drug and gun possession charges.
Pitchfork has contacted representatives for Boosie Badazz and the Coweta County Sherriff’s Office.
In 2009, Boosie was sentenced to two years in prison in Louisiana for marijuana possession. In 2011, he was sentenced to eight years in prison for conspiring to bring drugs into a penal institution. Boosie was released from prison in 2014, however, and given supervised parole until 2018.