And the rapper could end up facing charges as a result...

SNOOP DOGG could face charges following the arrests of three men who drove him to the BET AWARDS yesterday (June 24) in a grey-armoured van.

Two of the men, who were unarmed, were arrested by authorities outside of the Los Angeles Kodak Theatre for unidentified misdemeanour crimes. The third, also unarmed, was wanted on parole violations.

As reported on Billboard, Joe Gordon, assistant special agent in charge for the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said that six other armed men were detained by authorities and identified themselves as Snoop Dogg‘s security.

The rapper was not detained but Gordon said that charges would be presented to federal prosecutors that could involve him. Possible charges include associating with the armed men, which carries a penalty of up to ten years in a federal prison.

Snoop Dogg – real name Calvin Broadus – was convicted in 1990 of possession of cocaine for sale, and according to authorities it is illegal for a felon to possess weapons or hire armed security guards.

Snoop‘s attorney, Hayes Michel, was unavailable for comment.