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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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106.

ln70    

This is bull we all know snoop dose'nt smoke weed

981 days ago
107.

eric jacobson    

Texas may be a little backwards in some regards, but it was federal, not Texas, agents who busted Snoop. State or local, it's a waste of taxpayer money -- support Ron Paul and let's put an end to this nonsense.

981 days ago
108.

C. Franklin    

Are you ******** me!!! The ******* Texas Mounties don't have any other crimes to solve. Found anymore dead bodies lately? Get the **** outta her with this ****. You all need to take a puff and relax.

981 days ago
109.

C. Franklin    

Pay the $537 fine and tell them to suck your d**k.

981 days ago
110.

Jimmy Tee    

to clarify it's

County Judge
Judge Becky Dean-Walker
PO Box 68
Sierra Blanca, TX 79851

Phone: (915) 369-2321
Fax: (915) 369-2361
Email: bdean@valornet.com

981 days ago
111.

Jimmy Tee    

to clarify it's

County Judge
Judge Becky Dean-Walker
PO Box 68
Sierra Blanca, TX 79851

Phone: (915) 369-2321
Fax: (915) 369-2361
Email: bdean@valornet.com

981 days ago
112.

ty    

wow...do you guys even read? it said the border patrol caught him...not texas.. and you guys want to trash texas so hard? go to those hick ass states like kentucky and iowa and then run your mouth. and how is texas a backwards state when its been gradually lowering it penalties for weed? retards.

981 days ago
113.

Simplysyn    

Hey Bro Snoop Don't you know you can't **** with Texas? Notice I say I'm from Texas. That means I got the **** away from Texas. Love You Man!!! Keep doing the damn thang.

981 days ago
114.

C. Franklin    

Are you ******** me!!! The ******* Texas Mounties don't have any other crimes to solve. Found anymore dead bodies lately? Get the **** outta her with this ****. You all need to take a puff and relax.

981 days ago
115.

Sapphiegirl    

I'm sure the fuzz was just WAITING for him to come thru town. After his rant last year, he was targeted by the cops, who just coincidentally happen to have a drug sniffing dog with them. He was soooooo targeted. Snoop should have seen this one coming!

981 days ago
116.

Raf    

LEGALIZE IT!

981 days ago
117.

Brandt    

Let’s keep celebrities and everyday citizens from crowding our courts and jails contributing to the money pit that is the War on Pot. When will our Government realize it can profit more from taxing the sale of the harmless medicinal herb than by jailing people for it? Groups are organizing all over the country to speak their minds on reforming pot laws and defending this plant. I drew up a very cool poster for the cause which you can check out on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/vote-teapot-2011.html Drop in and let me know what you think!

981 days ago
118.

Donnalee    

There are some comments made by people who admit that they do not use weed and think that it should be illegal. Please explain to me why does it even bother you that millions of other people do enjoy their bud. It is not hurting you so what do you care? Do you really like your taxes being wasted on costs of inmates, court system, legal aid, not to mention there are way more serious crimes that deserve the attention of the police like .... murder, rape, terrorism, etc.... Seriously, if you think that the US aka big brother is trying to protect citizens from the evils of drugs, please look up Chip Tatum and see what the real truth was and still is......corrupt govt......dont be so naive.

981 days ago
119.

mc    

This article, or probably better as tabloid news, reminds us of everything that is needed in the “war on drugs”. Lots of government jobs to seek out the obvious and it is always good when that person has some money to pay all fines, donate money to programs to stop drug abuse and such. They all feed each other so well. Why would you be so stupid as to put such a cliché cir****tance to happen. Willie has this problem as well. They just are in a bubble and forget the way the real world works. Tour managers need to account for this and make sure their clients are out of harms way. Tour managers should fly their clients from town to town, with a joint prior to departure and a joint waiting on arrival if that is the way the guy/girl wants to roll, but never have the major earner for so many people and familie be put in the position to let so many people down. “The Big Picture” as Presidents and CEO’s should be in check with whether they smoke pot or not.

981 days ago
120.

DDD    

Who cares about him anyway? He is such a loser.

981 days ago
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