Lil Boosie faces new charges
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge rapper, Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch was indicted Thursday and is accused of trying to smuggle drugs into a second state prison.
The 28-year-old rapper is accused of trying to get codeine into the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
Hatch, who is serving time on an unrelated drug charge, is already under indictment on a charge of conspiring to introduce illegal drugs into Dixon Correctional Institute at Jackson.
Hatch also is awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge. The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office has not decided whether to seek the death penalty against Hatch in the murder case.
Hatch's latest indictment resulted from his May 25 arrest by Louisiana State Police, who said he was working with two Baton Rouge men to introduce contraband into the Angola prison.
Those men, Titus Franklin and Arthur Stewart, both 27, were also indicted Thursday.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Hatch on one count of criminal conspiracy to take contraband to and from a penal institution, and another count of inciting a felony.