Snoop Dogg Detained for Alleged Drug Use in Sweden, Blames Racial Profiling

By McCarton Ackerman 07/28/15

The famed rapper and weed enthusiast has no plans of visiting the Scandinavian country again.

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Snoop Dogg has found himself in trouble with the law over his drug use once again, but this time he has insisted he is innocent and was the victim of racial profiling.

Snoop was detained last Saturday in Sweden on suspicion of illegal drug use, shortly after finishing his performance at a show in Stockholm. He was the passenger in the vehicle that was pulled over, but the officer at the scene believed that Snoop showed signs of drug influence and was taken to a nearby station to be tested. He was then released after an hour.

The rapper posted a series of five Instagram videos that were filmed before and after his detainment, during which he maintained his innocence.

“I don’t know what country we in but they sweatin’ us. I ain't did nothing. All I did was came to this country and did a concert, and now I got to go to the police station for nothing," he said in the second video, which was recorded from the back of a police car.

Snoop went on to declare in the final video that "they took me down there, made me pee in the cup, didn't find shit…But like Minister Farrakhan say, 'It's better to be searched and not found with nothing than not to be searched at all.'"

Police spokesman Christer Nordstrom confirmed Snoop’s detainment to People magazine, but insisted that “this has nothing to do with racism” and was simply standard procedure. The results of the drug test will take about two weeks and the rapper could be formally prosecuted if it comes back positive.

Snoop has already faced bans from a separate Scandinavian country. In July 2012, Norway imposed a two-year ban on Snoop entering the country after he was detained at Kvejic airport in Kristiansand the month before with eight grams of marijuana and an undeclared kr 227,000 ($27,820 in cash).

But don’t expect Snoop to fly back to face his most recent charges. He took to Instagram again the day after the arrest and wrote, “2 all my sweden fans U can blame YA police dept for never seeing me again in your beautiful country...And I'm still smokin."

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.