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Snoop Dog hit with minor drug charge in Texas

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:39 a.m. HST, Jan 10, 2012

EL PASO, Texas >> Rapper Snoop Dogg is facing a minor drug charge in Texas after border agents say they found several joints on his tour bus.

Hudspeth County sheriff's office said in a statement that Snoop Dogg, whose name is Calvin Broadus, was arrested Saturday at the Sierra Blanca highway checkpoint and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor typical in cases involving small amounts of marijuana.

According to the sheriff's office, a border agent smelled marijuana smoke coming from the bus and ordered everyone off so that a dog could inspect the vehicle. A prescription bottle with several marijuana cigarettes was found in a trashcan, and more marijuana was found in two other containers. In all, 0.13 pounds of the drug were found.

Broadus admitted the drug was his and was released, the sheriff's office said.

Broadus' agent didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Monday. In interviews, the rapper has said he has a license to use medical marijuana in his home state of California because he suffers from migraines and blurred vision.

County Judge Becky Dean Walker says paraphernalia citations are typically handled by justices of the peace in the county and that they are resolved by a no contest plea and a mailed-in fine of up to $500.

Country singer Willie Nelson was arrested in November 2010 for marijuana possession at that same checkpoint.

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bigislandkurt wrote:
First Willie and now Snoop? Is this how America treats its heroes?
on January 10,2012 | 05:01AM
Poipounder808 wrote:
So it's ok for our "heroes" to smoke dope? Great role models...
on January 10,2012 | 07:53AM
Usagi336 wrote:
Should have waited until after he passed the checkpoint before taking his "medication".
on January 10,2012 | 06:42AM
kona1069 wrote:
Snoop doggy do--og! woof woof!
on January 10,2012 | 08:51AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Cigarettes and alcohol are legal. Vodka is legal. Alcohol kills thousands each year through drunk driving. Yet we ban a plant that can give pain sufferers reprieve. Is it because of drug companies trying to keep it illegal so that it forces people to purchase their prescription pain killers? Is it the "holier than thou" who cast their righteous decisions on the masses? Personally, I don't do drugs but it seems our country is so backward. We allow the wholesale use of cigarettes and alcohol, even drinks that are almost completely alcohol by content, but decided that marijuana is bad. If they legalize marijuana then it would kill the criminal underground's revenue thereby pulling the rug from under them. So is it the criminals who want to keep the status quo and keep it illegal? Or is it a combination of all these. And how is it fair to everyone that only a select few can use this plant? This country is so messed up.
on January 10,2012 | 09:00AM
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