Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie has been sentenced to serve eight years behind bars for attempting to smuggle drugs into prison on three separate occasions.
The hip-hop star, real name Torrence Hatch, confessed to three counts of conspiring to obtain codeine syrup while serving time for a previous drug and gun possession charge at Louisiana's Dixon Correctional Center and Angola State Penitentiary.
Boosie, 29, appeared in court on Tuesday (29Nov11) and asked the judge to send him to a rehab facility to help him overcome his addictions. However, the court official decided to simply recommend treatment as part of his sentence.
And the rapper's legal woes don't end there - he is due to stand trial for a first degree murder charge in March (12) following the death of Terry Boyd in October, 2009. Boosie is accused of hiring hitmen to kill the 35 year old. The embattled star faces the death penalty if found guilty.