News: Snoop Dogg's Marijuana Arrest, Fine Details Revealed
Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 10:38AM
West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg does not have to worry about breaking his bank to cover the cost of an attorney for his recent marijuana possession arrest as new reports claim the fine is just over $500.
According to reports, Snoop's El Paso, Texas arrest will only set him back $537.
Remember when rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested near El Paso, Texas after Border Patrol agents smelled marijuana coming from his tour bus on January 7? Well, the pot-loving musician had to make arrangements with the court in Hudspeth County by Friday and RumorFix has learned exclusively that he's done just that and was fined a whopping $537. (Note the sarcasm) Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., was cited for having drug paraphernalia -- which is a Class C misdemeanor. The clerk at the Hudspeth County Courthouse tells us that Snoop Dogg, who has a license in California for medical marijuana, didn't appear in court, but made a phone call to make arrangements for payment. (RumorFix)
Snoop's arrest made nationwide headlines last week.
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. 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. If convicted on the drug charge, Snoop could face up to 180 days in jail. (TMZ)
Additional reporting claimed renowned country singer Willie Nelson was busted there two years ago.
Rapper Snoop Dogg was stopped recently in Sierra Blanca, Hudspeth County Sheriff's deputies said. Officials at the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Snoop Dogg was stopped, but could not immediately offer further details. Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., is known worldwide as a rap artist. According to his Twitter, he was in San Antonio on Sunday. Back in 2010, country singer Willie Nelson was arrested at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca for allegedly having about 6 ounces of marijuana. Johnny Cash was arrested in October 1965, and held in the El Paso County Jail on a misdemeanor narcotics charge. (El Paso Times)
Last September, Texas rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash were busted on drug possession charges in El Paso.
"The officer -- actually the constable, which in Texas is under a cop, like a wannabe cop -- said, 'Whose the entertainers here?" Bash said. "Me and Paul were like, 'We are.' So, he grabbed us, he picked us up, handcuffed us and walked us out like trophies...We smoked in the van so we had no weed on us anymore although we smelled like weed -- We pulled up to the club and all of a sudden, the constable is like, 'I smell weed. Who has the weed?' We're like, 'We already smoked it.' We got out the van, he searched it and there was nothing there but it still smelled. We go to the club for one hour and then he comes in with his officers and gets us out...They had handcuffed all six of us and put us on the ground. Then he said, 'Who are the two entertainers?' I said me and Paul said him, so he grabbed us by the arms and walked us out like we just killed somebody." (XXL Mag)
Check out some recent Snoop Dogg footage below: