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Snoop Dogg arrested for pot possession in Texas

Snoop Dogg unveils his coffee cup for 7-Eleven's "Coffee Cup With A Cause" program on Sept. 7, 2010, in Los Angeles. John Shearer/WireImage via Ketchum

Rapper Snoop Dogg on March 9, 2011 in New York.
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(CBS) SIERRA BLANCA, Texas - He messed with Texas.

Rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested near the Texas-Mexico border Saturday morning after agents found marijuana on his tour bus.

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According to the El Paso Times, agents at a checkpoint ordered the pro-pot entertainer, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, Jr., and his companions, off the bus so a drug-sniffing dog (not Snoop) could conduct a search. 

The agents reportedly found a red prescription bottle of marijuana cigarettes as well as two other containers with the drug in them. The total weight of the marijuana found in the bus was .13 pounds.

Snoop, who reportedly has a prescription for marijuana in California, admitted the pot was his, according to the newspaper, and was placed under arrest, but soon released with a citation.

He was ordered to appear in court on or before Jan. 20.

In 2010, Snoop's fellow pot smoker Willie Nelson was arrested at a Texas checkpoint for allegedly having about six ounces of marijuana on his tour bus.

  • Crimesider Staff

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