UPDATED 4/9/19: Boosie Badazz has been released from jail after posting $3,500 bond, according to TMZ.
It was previously reported that former New York Jets player Antonio Allen was arrested alongside Boosie on Monday; however, a number of outlets have since confirmed that this Allen is Boosie's bodyguard, not the ex-NFL athlete.
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On Monday afternoon Boosie Badazz (real name Torrence Hatch), along with his bodyguard Antonio Allen, was arrested following a traffic stop in Newnan, Georgia. He is reportedly facing felony drug and firearm charges after investigators found marijuana and a loaded gun in their car.
The stop occurred after a deputy, Sgt. Jeff Bugg, said he saw the white Dodge Charger they were driving in swerve in and out of its lane. Bugg also said that their Charger nearly sideswiped a vehicle, and he claims he got a strong whiff of marijuana during the actual traffic stop.
A search of the vehicle allegedly yielded a bag with about 11 grams of what's believed to be pot in it, along with a loaded 9mm handgun. In the center console investigators say they also found a bag with $20,160 in cash and a vape pen they think contains THC oil.
The Newnan Times Herald reports that Hatch admitted to talking on the phone while driving, which would be a misdemeanor in Georgia, and stated that Allen is his bodyguard. Bugg also told the paper that the Charger was a Florida rental but that it was in neither Hatch or Allen's name. Both men were charged with possession of marijuana in addition to possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. On top of that, Hatch was also hit with a charge of failure to maintain lane. They are both currently being held in the Coweta County Jail.
Previously, back in 2009, Boosie was given a two-year sentence after Louisiana sheriff's deputies found pot and a gun in his car. That sentence was doubled to four years after a judge found that he had violated his probation while awaiting sentencing.
In 2010, he was indicted on federal charges for first-degree murder while also being charged for possession and intent to distribute narcotics, as well as two counts of "conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution." He was found not guilty of that murder, but was sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to the drug charges. He was eventually released in March 2014, and had been on parole up until 2018.
Allen reportedly has felony warrants out for him in South Carolina on firearm and drug charges. Bugg told the Newnan Times Herald that charges of "possession of a firearm by a convicted felon" are currently pending for both Allen and Hatch.
In other news related to Boosie, the rapper recently took to IG to express his anger over the reception of his Badazz 3.5 project. He claimed that only 300 people purchased the album. "If you didn't get my album, could you please get off my live right now," Boosie said in the stream.