Snoop Dogg arrested for suspected drug use

Rapper is held by police in Sweden

Snoop Dogg has been arrested in Sweden for suspected drug use.

The rapper, who was due to play the Oslo Spektrum with Sean Combs tonight (March 12), was detained at 1.25am this morning before being released nearly four hours later.

The 35-year-old had appeared at Stockholm‘s Globe Arena for a gig just hours before he was arrested while travelling in a car with a woman in the city centre.

“He was arrested for use of narcotics,” said Ostermalm Police Duty Sergeant Mats Brannlund. “It’s illegal in Sweden to use them, even to have it in your system.

“You can see that a person indicates that he has used narcotics in looking at his eyes or his movements. (Police) suspected that he had taken drugs.”

Police took body samples from the rapper which were later sent to a laboratory for tests.

If the tests confirm drug use he is likely to be fined up to 2000 Swedish crowns (£145), reports Reuters.

Snoop Dogg recently entered a not guilty plea to charges of being in possession of a deadly weapon. If found guilty he could be sent to prison for a maximum of three years.

The rapper is still waiting to hear whether he has been charged with further weapons and drugs possession allegations from two separate arrests last year.