Wiz Khalifa-Arrest
This booking photo provided by the El Paso Police Department shows Cameron Thomaz, better known as, Wiz Khalifa in El Paso, Texas, Sunday May 25, 2014. El Paso Police Department—AP

Rapper Wiz Khalifa Arrested for Pot Possession in Texas

May 25, 2014

"So what I keep ‘em rolled up?" rapper Wiz Khalifa asked on his 2011 song "Young, Wild & Free."

The response from Texas police: Because it's against the law, that's what.

The rapper was arrested for marijuana possession after he was stopped at a checkpoint in El Paso's airport, the Associated Press reports. Because Khalifa traveled without identification, Transportation Security Administration agents performed a search and discovered a container full of marijuana. TSA personnel then contacted the police, who arrested him.

Khalifa, who was born Cameron Thomaz and was in town for a music festival, was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He was released after posting $300 bail.

Khalifa's representation did not return the AP's request for comment.

[AP]

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