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Rapper Boosie Badazz faces drug, gun charges in Georgia

April 9, 2019
FILE - In this March 10, 2014, file photo, rapper Boosie Badazz appears at a news conference in New Orleans. The Louisiana rap artist faces charges of having a weapon and drugs after he was pulled over Monday, April 8, 2019, on a street south of Atlanta. He was was jailed on charges of having a gun during a crime; drug possession and a failing to maintain his lane. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The rapper Boosie Badazz and a passenger were jailed on drug and gun charges after being pulled over south of Atlanta.

Coweta County jail records show the 36-year-old rapper faces charges of failing to maintain his lane, drug possession and having a gun during a crime. His real name is Torrence Hatch Jr.

The Newnan Times-Herald reports that Coweta County sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Bugg stopped a swerving Dodge Charger, then smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle in Newnan on Monday. The sergeant reported that a loaded handgun was found under a seat.

The jail identifies Hatch’s passenger as Antonio Pezant Allen and says he’s charged with having drugs and a gun during a crime.

Jail records don’t list attorneys who could be contacted for comment on behalf of either man.