Border Patrol Drug Dog Busts Snoop

Rapper's a medical marijuana user in Calif.
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2012 3:15 AM CST
Updated Jan 10, 2012 3:56 AM CST
Snoop Dogg Busted by Border Patrol
Rapper Snoop Dogg poses in the press room at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Snoop Dogg is facing a drug charge in Texas after being busted on the same stretch of highway south of El Paso where Willie Nelson was arrested in 2010. Border patrol agents who stopped the rapper's tour bus for a routine check smelled marijuana and a drug-sniffing dog led them to three prescription bottles containing marijuana cigarettes, CNN reports.

"Snoop Dogg freely admitted that the marijuana belonged to him and he was placed under arrest by US Border Patrol agents and detained," the county sheriff said in a statement. The rapper—who has a license to use medical marijuana in California—was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and given a court date of Jan. 20. The prosecutor who handled Nelson's case suggested he sing "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" instead of paying a $500 fine; no word on if he'll be making Snoop a similar offer. (More marijuana stories.)

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