Snoop Dogg Hit With Pot Charges in Texas

The rapper was arrested Saturday and released after admitting the drugs belong to him

Monday, Jan 9, 2012  |  Updated 9:15 PM CDT
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Snoop Dogg was busted this weekend by another dog who led border agents in Texas to a pot stash aboard the rapper's tour bus.

According to Hudspeth County sheriff's office, Calvin Broadus (yes, Calvin) was arrested Saturday at a highway checkpoint and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor typical in cases involving small amounts of marijuana.

A border agent and his pooch found a prescription bottle with several marijuana cigarettes in a bus 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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