Following his arrest last week at LAX airport in Los Angeles, rapper Coolio has formally been charged with possession of cocaine and battery, the L.A. District Attorney’s office announced earlier today.
Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey, was arrested on March 6 at Los Angeles International Airport after police searched his luggage and allegedly found cocaine. According to police, the 45-year-old rapper allegedly grabbed a luggage screener’s arm to prevent the search.
He is charged with one felony count of drug possession and two misdemeanors, battery and possession of a smoking device and is scheduled to be arraigned on April 3. If convicted, he faces up to three years state prison.