No bond for man accused of trying to smuggle drugs to Lil Boosie

Titus Franklin (Source: EBRSO)
Titus Franklin (Source: EBRSO)
Lil Boosie AKA Torrence Hatch
Lil Boosie AKA Torrence Hatch

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of trying to smuggle drugs to Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie will stay behind bars.

Titus Franklin, 27, went before District Judge Trudy White. He was looking for a bond reduction, so he could get out of jail.

Franklin was already free on bond for three other drug charges.

"He was given his chance and again and again and again and again," said Prosecutor Dana Cummings.

Judge White said that Franklin spits in the eye of justice and gave him no bond at all on the charge of trying to take drugs to Lil' Boosie.

According to the Louisiana State Police, he and Arthur Stewart, 27, were allegedly in the process of trying to get codeine syrup into the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

Troopers said the drugs were meant for Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch.

Investigators said Stewart and Franklin made arrangements through an undercover agent to have the codeine delivered to Hatch.

All three men have been charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution.

Franklin faces an additional charge of distribution of a Schedule V CDS.

Hatch was also charged with inciting a felony.

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