May 25, 2014 12:57pm PT by THR Staff
Wiz Khalifa Arrested After Carrying Marijuana Through Airport Checkpoint
Wiz Khalifa was arrested at the El Paso International Airport in Texas on Sunday morning for traveling with 0.5 grams of marijuana in his possession, local authorities stated.
The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Cameron Thomaz, walked through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint and was stopped by an agent, the El Paso police department said in a news release.
"The TSA Officer learned that Thomaz did not have any identification which led to him being sent for secondary screening," the police statement read. "During that screening the TSA Officer located a metal container inside of the backpack which contained a prohibited item."
The artist was booked and then released from El Paso County Detention Facility on a misdemeanor charge with a bond of $300. During his time in detention, Khalifa tweeted photos from the holding area with titles of "Jail Selfie" and "Free Trap Wiz."
On Saturday, the rapper performed as a headlining artist at the Neon Desert Music Festival in in downtown El Paso.
Jail selfie. pic.twitter.com/l01qB8oLrm— We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) May 25, 2014
Free Trap Wiz. pic.twitter.com/E39UYWTG8d— We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) May 25, 2014