Rapper Wiz Khalifa arrested on pot charge in Texas

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) – Authorities said rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested in West Texas for marijuana possession.


The performer from Canonsburg was stopped at an inspection checkpoint at the El Paso airport. A statement from El Paso police said 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, N.D. He was a headliner at an El Paso music festival Saturday.


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