Veteran rapper Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus, was detained at an airport in Norway Thursday morning (June 28) after customs officers discovered that he was carrying marijuana.
The Adger Police Department told TMZ that the Long Beach emcee had 8 grams of weed on him. The marijuana was detected by a sniffer dog, The Washington Post reports.
According to the officers, anything less than 15 grams is punishable by a fine.
The customers officer said that the rapper was also carrying more cash than is legally allowed and was forced to pay 52,000 Norway kroner, which equals to about $8,600 for both violations
Snoop was reportedly cooperative and paid his fine quickly.
According to the Washington Post, Norwegian law prevents any law enforcement official from naming suspects, so they would not confirm the report. They simply said an "American artist entered Norway with a small amount of marijuana that was detected by a sniffer-dog."
Snoop was flying into Norway to perform at the Hove festival in the southern town of Kristianland.
This is not the first time Snoop Dogg has gotten in trouble for carrying or smoking weed. In 2007, he was detained in Stockholm, Sweden on suspicions of carrying illegal drugs. That same year, he was banned in the UK because of his involvement in an airport scuffle. In 2009, he was sued by a Middle Eastern concert promoter for smoking weed at a concert in Beirut, Lebanon, and he was arrested in Texas in January of this year after police found marijuana in his tour bus.
- By Layne Weiss