Lil Boosie Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

The rapper will serve an eight-year prison sentence.

Posted: 11/29/2011 10:29 PM EST

Rapper Lil Boosie has pled guilty to drug charges at a district court Tuesday morning. The charges included three counts of conspiring to bring drugs into a penal institution for which Judge Mike Erwin sentenced him to eight years in prison.

 

Investigators say the rapper tried to smuggle drugs into Louisiana's Dixon Correctional Center once and into the Angola State Penitentiary twice. After receiving his sentence, he asked to be admitted into a drug rehab program. The judge agreed to recommend the move, but wouldn't order it.

 

Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrance Hatch, has been in jail since June 2010 while he awaits trial for the murder of Terry Boyd in 2009. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. He will be credited for the time he's already spent in prison.

 

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