March 11, 2009
Coolio arrested on drug charges in L.A.
Coolio has been charged in Los Angeles with cocaine possession. The rapper, Artis Leon Ivey, was also charged Tuesday with battery from his arrest Friday at Los Angeles International Airport.
is alleged to have grabbed a screener’s arm to stop a search of his luggage. That search uncovered drugs and a crack pipe.
Ivey, Jr. was about to fly to Tulsa when the screener found the alleged drugs. He was due to perform Friday evening.
The music star was released on $10,000 bail on one felony count of possession, and one misdemeanor count each of battery and possession of paraphernalia. His arraignment is scheduled for April 3.
If convicted Coolio could be behind bars for three years.