The rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey, was arrested last week at Los Angeles International Airport and later released on bail. Authorities arrested him after an airport baggage screener allegedly found cocaine in his luggage.
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Coolio reportedly grabbed a screener's arm to prevent the search, according to authorities.
Coolio has also been charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of a smoking device.
He is scheduled for arraignment on April 3 in LAX Superior Court. The maximum penalty if convicted is three years in jail.