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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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91.

good as gold    

I know Snoop Dogg has the money to pay this fine but he should fight these charges and take it all the way to the supreme court if necessary. All states need to recognize LEGAL prescriptions when you are in another state. This is absurd.

934 days ago
92.

Shack70    

I don't get the headline....exactly at what point in this story was Snoop ARRESTED??

God TMZ suck.

934 days ago
93.

Marcylu    

Keep on using cannabis, Snoop Dogg! Either marijuana should be legalized, like tobacco and alcohol, or it should be put way down on the drug schedule list. Now it is schedule 1 along with heroin! Very dopey.
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934 days ago
94.

kevin    

Snoop probably has no medical condition that he deserves a prescription for it.. but in the USA a doctor will listen to rich famous people because they want his money.. the USA is a corrupt tyranny and the US government are criminals who are a danger to us all.

934 days ago
95.

Stella    

LEGALIZE IT.

934 days ago
96.

Netsirk    

Shocking..

Really...

NEXT.

934 days ago
97.

Richard    

OMG!!! Not weed. That stuff leads to singing and dancing!

934 days ago
98.

GreyWolf    

Rappers just can't stay out of trouble can they?

934 days ago
99.

msladyblue    

snoop gonna smoke regardless you know that

934 days ago
100.

rt    

OK. Really? Snoop Dog needs to hire a freaking good Tour Manager? I always tell the bands I work with about that border stop on I-10....management people...

934 days ago
101.

Storm    

The time it took to arrest Snoop would be better spent on tending to serious crimes.
Prioritize and legalize. YAWN

934 days ago
102.

tellmeaboutit     

Well, Snoop has never been the best looking, fashionable guy around, but damn, he looks like an ole derelict now. 24/7 being trashed hasn't helped his looks.

934 days ago
103.

Dr Cesar    

I'm a Texan. Spent many years being harassed by ignorant ass red-neck retards with badges. They don't require an education to be a dirty big... just that you're an *******. I guarantee you they didn't have a search warrant or probably cause. It's malicious prosecution and a very obvious example of racism. There's a reason why successful Texans leave Texas.... at least those of us who aren't rednecks do.

934 days ago
104.

asc    

Two things that West Texas makes clear: (1) it is serious business in a state with that much of a lax national border that is breached daily by drug running into its communities (2) borrowing from earlier Snoop comment about Willie Nelson; "don't f*** with" Texas. That was like taking a .25 "girl's gun" to the airport thinking the TSA'd be cool with it.

Sierra Blanca (clearly no readers have been there) is like the Afghan Helmand Province. Yeah, they're tense there and wasting their time is not a good idea. Like a seatbelt violation, Snoop's dope cite was incidental from them doing a once over on his bus. They didn't pull them off because they thought "Hey it's Snoop, we can write him!"

934 days ago
105.

ItsMe    

I wouldn't have a problem with Legal Marijuana if it only dealt with medical use. The rest of the people who"fight for their right" to smoke weed just want an excuse to roll joints all day, get high, and do nothing with their lives but sit on their couches all day, live off others, eat junk food, and play video games. #dosomethingwithyourlife

934 days ago
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