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Snoop faces gun and drug charges

Snoop Dogg was arrested Tuesday for investigation of illegally possessing a handgun and drugs as he left NBC Studios after performing on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

The rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and two members of his entourage were arrested about 6 p.m. after a search of his Diamond Bar home and car, Sgt. Kevin Grandalski said. Police seized a handgun and some illegal drugs. The sergeant said the rapper was arrested for investigation of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possessing cocaine, transporting marijuana and having a false compartment in his vehicle, Grandalski said.

Snoop, 35, posted bail of $60,000 and was released shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday.