Dog Finds Drugs in Snoop Dogg’s Bus

South Carolina Drug Crime Lawyers

CNN is reporting that hip hop star Snoop Dogg is facing a drug charge after border agents searched his tour bus and found marijuana. According to a Texas Sheriff, Snoop was arrested along the same stretch of a west Texas highway where singer Willie Nelson was busted in 2010. So much for being on the road again!

A statement from the Hudspeth County, Texas, Sheriff said Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus admitted that the three prescription bottles filled with marijuana cigarettes were his.

The rapper, like Nelson, is an outspoken proponent of of the legalization of marijuana and is known to have a license to use prescription medical marijuana in California.

The statement said the arrest happened early Saturday as his bus approached the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint located in Sierra Blanca, Texas, at the U.S.-Mexico border about 85 miles southeast of El Paso.

“During a routine check of U.S. citizenship the inspecting Border Patrol agent detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the inside of the vehicle and requested the driver to pull into the secondary inspection lane for further inspection,” the statement said.

A drug-detection dog sniffing the inside the bus “alerted to a trash can located at the rear of the vehicle where a red prescription bottle containing rolled marijuana cigarettes were located,” the statement said. Two other containers with marijuana were also found weighing a total of 0.130 pounds.

“Snoop Dogg freely admitted that the marijuana belonged to him and he was placed under arrest by U.S. Border Patrol agents and detained,” it said.

The sheriff said Snoop Dogg was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, given a court date of January 20 and released.

By: South Carolina Drug Crime Lawyer Pete Strom