Snoop Dogg detained for cannabis on bus

London, Jan 10 (IANS) Rapper Snoop Dogg has reportedly been detained for carrying small amount of cannabis in his tour bus, but later he was released.

The 40-year-old, who has been jailed on numerous occasions over drug and firearm possession charges in the past, had his tour bus stopped by law enforcement officers at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, over the weekend, reports

During a standard inspection of the vehicle, police were said to be alerted by a sniffer dog to a red prescription bottle containing drug.

According to law enforcement source, Snoop admitted that the cannabis was his and while he has a prescription for the substance in his home state of California, there is a zero tolerance policy for the drug in Texas.

The rapper was issued with a citation for misdemeanor drug possession and released, but if he is convicted on the charge, he could face up to 180 days in jail.