Lil Boosie Pleads Guilty To Drug Smuggling, Gets 8-year Sentence

Lil Boosie has been biding his time behind bars since June 2010, after being charged with first-degree murder, but on Tuesday (November 29), the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, rapper (real name, Torrence Hatch) landed an eight-year prison sentence for drug charges. He pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiring to smuggle drugs into disciplinary facilities.

Local TV station WFAB reports that District Judge Mike Erwin passed down the sentence after Boosie admitted that he tried to smuggle drugs into Louisiana’s Dixon Correctional Center and Angola State Penitentiary. Upon hearing his sentence, the 29-year-old rapper requested admittance to a drug rehab program, and while the judge agreed to recommend treatment, he wouldn’t order it. Boosie will receive credit for the time he has already served behind bars.

Last June, Boosie pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder, two counts of conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution, three counts of possession with intent to distribute narcotics and three counts of conspiracy to commit possession with intent to distribute narcotics.

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Pictured: Lil Boosie appears onstage during a taping of MTV’s Sucker Free at MTV studios in Times Square on January 23, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)