Snoop Dogg in Pot Bust "Shock"

By Valerie Tejeda 01/10/12

He has a California MMJ scrip—but that doesn't wash in Texas.

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Rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested in Texas this weekend after a drug-sniffing dog found marijuana on his tour bus. According to law enforcement, Snoop’s tour bus was stopped at a routine checkpoint in Sierra Blanca—the same town where country singer Willie Nelson was caught with weed in 2010. Authorities performed a standard inspection and found several joints inside a trash can on Snoop's bus, as well as a prescription bottle containing under a half-ounce of marijuana. Cops say that Snoop was cooperative and admitted that the pot belonged to him. He has a medical cannabis prescription that's valid in California, but found out the hard way that Texas has zero tolerance for marijuana use. Snoop received a citation and misdemeanor for drug possession and was then released. If convicted on the drug charge, he could face up to 180 days in jail.

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Entertainment journalist and author Valerie Tejeda spends her days reporting on books, television, and all things pertaining to pop culture, and spends her nights writing novels for teens. Her stories have appeared on a variety of different publications, including but not limited to: VanityFair, MTV, The Huffington Post, TeenVogue, She Knows, Latina, The Fix,, Cosmopolitan, and more. You can find Valerie on Linkedin and Twitter.