January 9, 2012 21:22
Snoop Dogg arrested for drug possession in Texas
Rapper faces a possible 180 day jail sentence
The rapper was caught by a sniffer dog when his tour bus was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca.
He "freely admitted" that three prescription bottles filled with marijuana cigarettes were his, a statement from the Hudspeth County, Texas Sheriff said, reports CNN.
The statement added:
He was placed under arrest by U.S. Border Patrol agents and detained.
The rapper was cited for possession of the drug paraphernalia and was eventually released. He was told he will appear in court on January 20.
If convicted, Snoop Dogg could face up to 180 days in jail. The rapper has a prescription for cannabis in California, but there is a zero tolerance policy for the drug in Texas.
Singer Willie Nelson was also arrested for a similar incident in 2010. He settled a plea deal that reduced his marijuana possession charge to possession of the drug paraphernalia and received a $500 (£323) fine.
Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg is also being sued by a Lebanese concert promoter for allegedly smoking weed in a Middle East club in 2009.
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