Report: Lil Boosie Gets Early Release From Prison

Louisiana rapper could be out in four to five months.

Posted: 09/16/2013 10:59 AM EDT
Filed Under Music News, Lil Boosie

Lil Boosie will be coming home sooner than expected, a writer for Rolling Stone revealed over the weekend. Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, is currently serving eight years in a Louisiana State Penitentiary for drug charges.

Jeffrey Weiss, who has been covering the rapper’s legal issues for the publication, was told that some of the Louisiana native's personal belongings have been returned, and that he is expected to be home within months. "Just got word that judges have agreed to give back Boosie's hard drives and computers," Weiss tweeted Saturday (Sept .14). "No official release date yet for Boosie's return but his attorney says no more than four to five months."

The Trill Entertainment artist's multi-year bid stems from a guilty plea to third-degree possession of marijuana in 2009 and a probation violation he got while awaiting sentencing. More years were tacked on after he was locked up for allegedly trying to smuggle in weed, ecstasy and codeine.

In 2010 he pleaded not guilty to three counts of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, three counts of conspiracy to commit possession with intent to distribute narcotics, and two counts of conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution. His lawyer argued that Boosie was the victim of a set-up brought on by an informant, who played on his codeine addiction.

An early spring from custody will be Boosie's second legal victory since last May, when he was acquitted in the murder of 17-year-old Terry Boyd. Prosecutors used his lyrics as evidence to argue that he paid accused cohort Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding $2,800 to kill Boyd.   

Since being locked up, Boosie has communicated with fans via his personal website and has earned his GED behind bars.

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