It's a doggy dogg world for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.

County prosecutors charged Snoop Dogg Tuesday with two felony counts of transporting marijuana and possession of a firearm by a felon, stemming from the rapper's two arrests in Burbank last fall, one at Bob Hope Airport and another after leaving the set of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Arraignment is scheduled to take place Wednesday morning in Pasadena Superior Court.

So as not to confuse these latest infractions with the collapsible-baton collar Snoop was dogged with last fall, let's take a moment to reflect.

Leading up to the current charges, the Doggfather purveyor was nabbed Oct. 26 at Bob Hope Airport for illegal firearm and drug possession after police cited him for being parked in a passenger loading/unloading zone and then searched his vehicle, turning up marijuana and a gun.

Snoop was taken into custody, booked for being a felon in possession of a firearm and transporting pot, and released after paying $35,000 bail.

Then, on Nov. 28, he had just finished taping a segment of The Tonight Show at NBC Studios when police pulled him over to search his vehicle, acting on a follow-up warrant related to the airport arrest.

For the second time in two months, Snoop was booked on drug and weapon-related charges, this time for illegal possession of a handgun, having cocaine, transporting marijuana and having a false compartment in his car.

The hip-hop star and Snoop Youth Football League mentor spent about seven hours behind bars before posting $60,000 bail.

If convicted on the felony counts, Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, is facing up to four years in prison. The felon-in-possession-of-a-firearm caveat comes from Snoop's conviction in 1990 for cocaine possession and a 1993 guilty plea for illegal gun possession.

So, technically, any possession of a firearm on his part would be illegal possession.

While Pasadena will be a new venue, Snoop is no stranger to the arraignment process. He pleaded not guilty in January to felony possession of a deadly weapon related to his September arrest at Orange County's John Wayne Airport when security personnel spotted a collapsible baton in his carry-on luggage. Snoop maintains that the weapon was a prop for a video shoot and that he had no idea it was considered airport contraband.

A hearing on the matter is scheduled for May 15 in Orange County Superior Court.

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