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Say What ...?! Snoop Arrested for Pot in Texas
Rolling Stone reports that Snoop Dogg was arrested in Texas when a drug-sniffing dog uncovered marijuana on his tour bus. Law enforcement sources said that Snoop's tour bus was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca -- the town in West Texas where Willie Nelson was arrested for weed in 2010. Ironically enough Snoop went after cops in 2010 for arresting the country singer, saying, "They better leave Willie the f**k alone." Move over O. Henry's Gift of the Magi – this Snoop Dogg/Willie Nelson irony sh*t is for reals!
Reportedly, the border patrol ran a standard inspection of the bus with a drug-sniffing dog, when the animal alerted the agents to a possible hit in a waste basket in the back of the vehicle. The agents claim they found a red prescription bottle containing half an ounce of weed. Cops say Snoop admitted the drugs belonged to him. Unfortunately, it seems that Snoop has a prescription for cannabis in California, but there is a zero tolerance policy for weed in Texas, regardless of his status in other states. Snoop was issued a citation for misdemeanor drug possession and released. If convicted, Snoopy Snoop could face up to 180 days in jail. Say it ain't so!
As far as I’m concerned, smoking pot to Snoop is like breathing in oxygen for other people – at this point he probably needs it to survive. Snoop's smoked so much pot that I bet if you starred long enough into his pupils they'd probably turn into marijuana leaves. And I can say that because I’m a doctor, okay fine I’m not a doctor, but I’ve watched five episodes of E.R. and half an episode of Scrubs, so I feel like I more than qualified to make this assertion.
Look Texas … yeah, I'm talking to you Lone Star State, I get that you have laws and stuff (like the ones that makes it okay to have a concealed weapon in your car) and you need to uphold them. But how 'bout we do a trade? Since you seem to like him so much, we let you keep George W. Bush ... forever, and you let Snoop smoke his joints wherever he wants in that big-haired, cowboy-booted state of yours. Still not convinced Texas? Denying Snoop his marijuana is like Mr. Belding confiscating Zack Morris' bigger-than-life cell phone -- it's just not right! This kind of tyranny must be stopped for the good of stoner kind (and the good of single ladies waiting since 1992 for a call from Preppy). Just let the man be free to live in his hazy cloud of puffpuff!
Fish gonna swim, birds gonna fly and Snoop dogg’s gonna smoke pot. Them’s the facts of life b*tches, deal.