Rapper Wiz Khalifa arrested on pot charge in Texas
Wiz Khalifa, Canonsburg resident and rapper
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.