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Rapper Lil Boosie arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle "sizzurp" into prison

Rapper Lil Boosie CBS/WAFB

Rapper Lil Boosie arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle "sizzurp" into prison
Rapper Lil Boosie
CBS/WAFB

(CBS/WAFB/AP) BATON ROUGE, La. - Rapper Lil Boosie, already in prison facing murder charges, was indicted Thursday for allegedly trying to smuggle the drug cocktail "sizzurp" into a second prison.

According to CBS affiliate WAFB, the 28-year-old Baton Rouge rapper, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, is accused of trying to get codeine mixture into the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

Hatch, who is serving time on an unrelated drug charge, already is under indictment on a charge of conspiring to introduce illegal drugs into Dixon Correctional Institute at Jackson. He is also awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge, which could land him the death penalty.

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, also were 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. Franklin and Stewart each were indicted on the criminal conspiracy charge and on a count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.

According to WAFB, an affidavit of probable cause says a "confidential source" notified authorities about the drug-smuggling scheme. That source told authorities on April 9 that Hatch instructed Stewart to mix 1 ounce of codeine syrup with a colored soft drink and deliver the bottle to Franklin, the affidavit states.

Hatch told Franklin to give the bottle of syrup to an individual they believed worked in security at Angola, the affidavit says. That individual was really a state trooper.

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