.

Report: Snoop Dogg Detained by Norwegian Customs Officials

Rapper allegedly found carrying marijuana and a large amount of cash

June 28, 2012 2:55 PM ET
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
Larry Marano/Getty Images

Snoop Dogg was reportedly detained by customs officials in Norway after he entered the country with marijuana and cash, the Associated Press reports.

As Norwegian law prevents law enforcement officials from naming suspects, customs officials declined to confirm reports from the local media. All officials would say was that a sniffer dog detected a small amount of marijuana on an American artist entering the country. An anonymous customs official said that the artist received a 52,000 kroner ($8,600) fine for carrying more cash into Norway than is legally allowed.

Snoop Dogg was scheduled to perform today at the Hovefestival in Arendal, Norway.

This isn't the first time Snoop Dogg has been arrested for marijuana possession. Earlier this year, the rapper was busted in Texas after a drug-sniffing dog found less than half an ounce of weed in a wastebasket.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Stillness Is the Move”

Dirty Projectors | 2009

A Wim Wenders film and a rapper inspired the Dirty Projectors duo David Longstreth and Amber Coffmanto write "sort of a love song." "We rented the movie Wings of Desire from Dave's brother's recommendation, and he had me go through it and just write down some things that I found interesting, and they made it into the song," Coffman said. As for the hip-hop connection, Longstreth explained, "The beat is based on T-Pain. We commissioned a radio mix of the song by the guy who mixes all of Timbaland's records, but the mix we made sounded way better, so we didn't use it."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com