Rapper Wiz Khalifa arrested on pot charge in Texas

Wiz Khalifa

Credit: El Paso PD

El Paso police provided this mugshot of rapper Wiz Khalifa, who was arrested at the airport on a marijuana possession charge on May 25, 2014.

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Associated Press

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 5:26 PM

EL PASO  (AP) — Authorities say rapper Wiz Khalifa has been arrested in West Texas for marijuana possession.

The performer from Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, was stopped at an inspection checkpoint at the El Paso airport. A statement from El Paso police says because Khalifa traveled without identification, a search was ordered and Transportation Security Administration agents found a canister with marijuana. TSA alerted police, who then arrested Khalifa.

He was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and was released after posting $300 bail.

Court records do not list an attorney. A message left at Khalifa's agency was not immediately returned.

Khalifa posted a photo on Twitter inside of what appeared to be a holding cell.

Khalifa was born Cameron Thomaz in Minot, North Dakota. He was a headliner at an El Paso music festival Saturday.

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