Rapper Wiz Khalifa charged with marijuana possession
This May 18, 2014 file photo shows rapper Wiz Khalifa at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, May 25, 2014 4:34PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, May 25, 2014 6:23PM EDT
EL PASO, Texas - 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 travelled 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 misdemeanour 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.
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