Rap artist Wiz Khalifa arrested for marijuana possession

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May 26, 2014 08:49:02 IST

El Paso: International rap artist Wiz Khalifa has been arrested in West Texas for marijuana possession, said authorities.

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.

Khalifa, meanwhile, took a selfie in a prison holding cell and posted it on Twitter.

Rap artist Wiz Khalifa arrested for marijuana possession

Wiz Khalifa, after being arrested, tweeted a selfie. Image taken off Twitter

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

AP

Updated Date: May 26, 2014 08:49:02 IST