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The rapper Snoop Dogg has joined the list of celebrities who have been caught holding marijuana at a checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, near El Paso. Dogg was arrested and then released at the Border Patrol checkpoint, according to the El Paso Tiimes.

The area around the checkpoint is famous for having caught a number of celebrities on drug charges, including Willie Nelson and rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash. Even Johnny Cash ran afoul of the law, having been caught on a drug charge in 1965.

What led to Snoop Dogg’s arrest?

Snoop Dogg’s tour bus was stopped at the Border Patrol checkpoint. A drug sniffing dog was used to search the bus. A red prescription bottle was found in a trash can in the back of the bus with marijuana cigarettes inside. In all 10 pounds of marijuana was found inside the bus.

What happened next?

Dogg was arrested by Border Patrol agents and charged with a Class C misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia. He has been ordered to appear in court on or before Jan. 20. Dogg said he was in San Antonio to watch his son’s football game. He claims to have a California medical marijuana license due to headaches and blurred vision.

Is this Snoop Dogg’s first run in with the law?

On marijuana charges alone, Dogg has faced the law numerous times. In 1998, 2001, twice in 2006, at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and after performing on the “Tonight Show,” and again in 2007 he was arrested on marijuana charges. This list does not include numerous non drug offenses Dogg has been charged with. Read on here

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