crimesider

Wiz Khalifa arrested on pot charge in Texas

Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs onstage at Power 106 FM's Powerhouse at Honda Center on May 17, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

Authorities say Wiz Khalifa has been arrested in West Texas for marijuana possession.

The rapper from Cannonsburg, Penn., was stopped at an inspection checkpoint at the El Paso airport. A statement from El Paso police says because Khalifa traveled without identification, a search was ordered and Transportation Security Administration agents found a canister with marijuana. TSA alerted police, who then arrested Khalifa.

He was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and was released after posting $300 bail.

Court records do not list an attorney. A message left at Khalifa's agency was not immediately returned.

Khalifa posted a photo on Twitter inside of what appeared to be a holding cell. It's captioned, "Jail selfie."

Khalifa was born Cameron Thomaz in Minot, N.D. He was a headliner at an El Paso music festival Saturday.

He is married to model Amber Rose. They have one son, Sebastian Taylor Tomaz, who was born in February 2013.

Comments