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Rapper Wiz Khalifa Arrested In West Texas For Pot

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ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 17: Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs onstage at Power 106 FM's Powerhouse at Honda Center on May 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 17: Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs onstage at Power 106 FM’s Powerhouse at Honda Center on May 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say rapper Wiz Khalifa has been arrested in West Texas for marijuana possession.

The performer from Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, was stopped at an inspection checkpoint at the El Paso airport. A statement from El Paso police says because Khalifa traveled without identification, a search was ordered and Transportation Security Administration agents found a canister with marijuana. TSA alerted police, who then arrested Khalifa.

He was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and was released after posting $300 bail.

Court records do not list an attorney. A message left at Khalifa’s agency was not immediately returned.

Khalifa posted a photo on Twitter inside of what appeared to be a holding cell.

Khalifa was born Cameron Thomaz in Minot, North Dakota. He was a headliner at an El Paso music festival Saturday.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

 

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