Hatch told authorities a friend gave the duo the gun for protection and the owner would show up to claim the firearm, the report said. He also allegedly said Allen was his bodyguard, which is why he had the gun.
Both men were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of THC and possession of a firearm during a felony. Formerly known as “Lil’ Boosie,” Hatch also faces a charge of failure to maintain lane.
The rapper, whose songs “Wipe Me Down” and “Zoom” were hits a decade ago, has a lengthy history with the law.
In 2011, Hatch was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to smuggling drugs into two Louisiana state prisons. According to The Associated Press, he was serving time for a separate conviction on marijuana possession when he smuggled in the drugs with the help of a prison guard.
Just one year later, he was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2009 death of Terry Boyd.
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As he walked out of the Coweta County jail Tuesday, Hatch told reporters his most recent arrest was “a misunderstanding.”
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Authorities say marijuana, a gun and cash were found in the car the pair was in.