Troubled rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch continues to add more negative light to his present situation as the Baton Rouge native was charged by Louisiana police officials along with two fellow inmates for attempting to smuggle ingredients to make codeine syrup inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary as reported by CBS affiliate news channel WAFB 9 earlier today.
Already potentially facing the death penalty as the result of a first-degree murder charge from the shooting death of Terry Boyd amid other pending drug charges, the 28-year old Boosie has entered a plea of not-guilty regarding the murder case. He is also facing possession and distribution charges for marijuana, Ecstasy and codeine. Prosecutors have maintained that the case they’ve built is rife with proof that Hatch hired a hit-man to murder the 35-year old Boyd. Boosie is also suspected in five other murders, police officials say.
Titus Franklin and Arthur Stewart, both 27, were also hit with the same conspiracy and smuggling charges; all three men hail from Baton Rouge. The case broke when Stewart and Franklin allegedly made arrangements to deal with a men they thought to be a drug delivery connection but was actually an undercover agent. The pair arranged a plan for the agent to deliver the goods straight to Hatch, but it was actually the sting for police. Boosie also incurred an additional charge of inciting a felony.
It has been quite a bumpy year for Boosie and his Trill Entertainment record label compatriots. Rapper Webbie was arrested this past April in Tennessee on drug and evidence tampering charges, this following a late March brawl in East Saint Louis that took place after a concert and left one security guard shot.
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