Snoop Dogg Charged With Pot Possession

Rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus) was charged with marijuana possession yesterday (Oct. 17) in Amherst, Ohio, after officers stopped two of his tour buses for speeding and found several ba

Rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus) was charged with marijuana possession yesterday (Oct. 17) in Amherst, Ohio, after officers stopped two of his tour buses for speeding and found several bags of marijuana. State Highway Patrol troopers said the bust occurred after a traffic stop on Interstate 90 west of Cleveland.

In one bus, they found Broadus, 29, and said they smelled burnt marijuana. Drug-sniffing dogs found six bags of marijuana weighing about 200 grams in the cargo hold of the bus. Broadus was charged with possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor with a maximum $100 penalty, and possession of drug paraphernalia, which carries a maximum sentence of $250 and 30 days in jail. Two other passengers also were charged.

Lt. Gary Lewis said Broadus was "very cooperative" with the troopers and was released. The rapper's publicity representatives did not return calls for comment.

Snoop Dogg's Puff, Puff, Pass 2001 tour -- which takes its name from what's considered the proper etiquette for sharing marijuana -- has three dates left, tonight in Milwaukee, tomorrow in St. Paul, Minn., and Saturday in Chicago. He is also scheduled to take part in the annual Voodoo Fest Oct. 27 in New Orleans.


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