London: Snoop Dogg was arrested for possession of marijuana after a sniffer dog found out his stash in Texas on Saturday. The rapper has courted controversy in recent weeks after apparently smoking a joint on stage and recording a music video where he sits next to a small mountain of marijuana.
But it seems the 40-year-old rapstar’s obsession with the drug has came back to haunt him, as he has been arrested and charged after sniffer dog sniffed out his stash in his tour bus.
Snoop was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas after his transport was stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint at 3 A.M. on Saturday.
“During a routine check of U.S. citizenship the inspecting Border Patrol agent detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the inside of the vehicle and requested the driver to pull into the secondary inspection lane for further inspection,” the Daily Mail quoted a Sheriff’s Office spokesman as saying.
“The agent requested all subjects to exit the bus so that a canine working the checkpoint could conduct an inspection of the vehicle. Upon entering the bus the canine alerted to a trashcan located at the rear of the vehicle where a red prescription bottle containing rolled marijuana cigarettes were located. A further search produced two other containers containing marijuana weighing in all total of 0.130 lbs."
According to the lawmen, the rap legend did not try to pin the blame on someone else. “Calvin C. Broadus a.k.a. Snoop Dogg freely admitted that the marijuana belonged to him and he was placed under arrest by U.S. Border Patrol agents and detained,” the spokesman said. “At approximately 4:00am Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and upon arrival, Mr. Broadus was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia,” he added.
He was released after being told that he has to make a court appearance on or before Jan 20, 2012. Snoop’s representatives have yet to respond on the matter.