According to TMZ, agents claimed they found a red prescription bottle with several
joints inside the bus. Snoop was issued a citation for misdemeanor
drug possession and released.
Obviously, there's Texas and Weed aren't friends–here's are four other celebrities who've been arrested for pot in the Lone Star State.
3. Matthew McConaughey, star of too many rom-coms to count, was also arrested in his Texas home in 1999 after numerous noise complaints from
neighbors. Reports by the
2. Vernon Maxwell Former basketball star Maxwell, of the Houston Rockets, ran a red light in 1995 and was caught with a gram of pot in a baggie on the floor of his car. Oops.
1. Willie Nelson In 1995, Nelson was first busted in Texas with pot in his car. The charges were later dropped when the search was found illegal, but in 2010, Nelson was again busted in Sierra Blanca–the same small town in West Texas where Snoop was recently arrested. A search of his bus turned up about six
ounces of marijuana.
According to the New York Times:
Kit Bramblett, a local prosecutor, said initially
that Mr. Nelson could pay his debt to society with a small fine and by
appearing in court to sing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” But Judge
Becky Dean-Walker quickly shot down the proposed plea deal, calling it a
joke that “got out of hand.” As recently as last July Mr. Bramblett and
Judge Dean-Walker were still at odds about an appropriate penalty for
Mr. Nelson; the final disposition of the case was not immediately
Back then, too, Snoop Dogg rallied against Nelson's arrest, posting videos online saying, “They
better leave Willie the fuck alone.”