Snoop Dogg detained for cannabis on bus

Jan 11, 2012, 09:47 IST | IANS

Rapper Snoop Dogg has reportedly been detained for carrying small amount of cannabis in his tour bus, but later he was released.

The 40-year-old, who has been jailed on numerous occasions over drug and firearm possession charges in the past, had his tour bus stopped by law enforcement officers at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, over the weekend, reports

During a standard inspection of the vehicle, police were said to be alerted by a sniffer dog to a red prescription bottle containing drug.

According to law enforcement source, Snoop admitted that the cannabis was his and while he has a prescription for the substance in his home state of California, there is a zero tolerance policy for the drug in Texas.

The rapper was issued with a citation for misdemeanor drug possession and released, but if he is convicted on the charge, he could face up to 180 days in jail.

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