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Snoop Dogg

ARRESTED FOR WEED

1/9/2012 10:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Snoop Dogg arrested
Snoop Dogg
isn't the only canine with a nose for weed ... TMZ has learned the rapper was ARRESTED in Texas this weekend after a drug-sniffing dog uncovered marijuana on his tour bus.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Snoop's tour bus was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca -- a small town in West Texas where Willie Nelson was popped for weed back in 2010.

It's all pretty ironic -- considering Snoop RAILED against cops in 2010 for arresting the country singer, claiming, "They better leave Willie the f**k alone." (video below)



We're told the border patrol ran a standard inspection of the bus with the dog ... when the animal alerted the agents to a possible hit in a waste basket in the back of the vehicle.

The agents claim they found a red prescription bottle with several joints inside. We're told the bottle contained under a half-ounce of weed.

Cops say Snoop admitted the dope belonged to him. Snoop has a prescription for cannabis in California, but law enforcement tells us, there is a zero tolerance policy for weed in Texas ... regardless of his status in other states.

Snoop was issued a citation for misdemeanor drug possession and released.

Attempts to reach the rapper's rep were unsuccessful.

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1:25PM PT: The Justice of the Peace in Hudspeth County, TX tells TMZ, Snoop can resolve the entire matter by paying a $537 fine ... unless he wants to challenge the citation, in which case he can make his case in court.

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61.

rb    

His medical reason for medicinal marijuana is migraines.

963 days ago
62.

ME of course!!!    

What has always confused me was~ Why is the man on Kid shows for Nickelodeon????

963 days ago
63.

Dave Bosley    

He was probably on his way to Willie Nelson's!!!

963 days ago
64.

gloria    

Don't you think the drug sniffing dogs were overkill in this situation? Its Snoop Dogg's tour bus, its not like he is hiding his usage. He was probably sitting there getting high while the cops and dogs were raiding his ride.

963 days ago
65.

BC    

Busted for weed! He's such a dangerous criminal! Lock him up! ~sarcasm~

963 days ago
66.

brad    

Come on Texas D.A. wherever you are ...

Cut Snoop Dog some slack. He's not so bad these days. How can you bust Snoop when he was just on "The Price Is Right" game show?

Snoop helped the contestant to win a sweet looking 1962 Lincoln Continental and everything.

Check him out ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Dk0dOvoGRaU

963 days ago
67.

Sean    

Wow...so much hate for the state of Texas! WTF!?! All I have to say about that is...thanks for keeping your pretentious, better-than-thou azz out of my state!! We are doing just fine without you.

963 days ago
68.

Nicki    

I have actually had the priviledge of meeting Snoop and trust me I am about opposite of a person can be from him. But he was so down to earth and very nice. He does have his "peeps" with him at all times, but he still took the time to say hi and pose for a pic.
I do not do drugs, in fact never have, but I do not understand why they just don't legalize weed. My 68yr old mom smoked it when she was diagnosed with cancer. It help her with the nausea and pain.

963 days ago
69.

AgentBlonde    

Well, not really surprised, and Snoop Dogg should just pay the fine and move on. His time to fight the citation is more expensive, although the charge is BS.

963 days ago
70.

kitnplayn    

Millions of Americans smoke weed. Many who don't smoke weed, want it controlled and distributed by governments, not by gangs, because people are going to get it one way or another. That makes the USA a dictatorship, not a democracy. Prohibition of weed is nothing but a cash grab.

963 days ago
71.

Joshua    

Lets get real legalize it at this point. Whats a little weed? Half an OZ is like 2 weeks of smoking for me.

963 days ago
72.

brad    

I bet Willie Nelson and Billy Gibbons have sparked up a few on tour buses in Tejas for 40 years or so. I wonder if the Texas cops EVER busted ZZ Top and their road crew.

Billy and Willie Nelson even played together at a New Year's Eve gig in Austin, TX last week. I'm sure Snoop Dog would recognize the smell in the air if he was at that gig.

http://www.jambands.com/news/2012/01/05/billy-gibbons-joins-willie-nelson

I bet if Snoop Dog ever went over to Billy Gibbons' house they would have some things in common they could talk about. Billy has an unbelievable collection of customized cars that Snoop would probably love to check out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eExs3166WaY

963 days ago
73.

InsaneClownPosseChaos    

Blame Obama, Dude has it in his power to issue an Executive Order to 'STOP ALL WEED ARRESTS'. Obama hates stoners.

963 days ago
74.

Heather    

UGGGHHHHH! HE LOOKS LIKE AN OLD ADDICT! SNOOP GET A LIFE!!!

963 days ago
75.

UPYOURS    

This guy is an idiot. He will end up in jail long-term if he keeps on being stupid......

963 days ago
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