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Warrant issued for rapper Wiz Khalifa's arrest

Warrant issued for rapper Wiz Khalifa's arrest
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POSTED: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 3:17pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 8, 2014 - 5:22pm

Rapper Cameron Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa was due in an El Paso court today to face charges stemming from a May arrest for marijuana possession at the El Paso International Airport, but now, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Police said TSA officers stopped Thomaz as he went through a security checkpoint at the El Paso International Airport at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, May 25, just hours after his performance at the Neon Desert Music Festival. Police said he was sent for a secondary screening because he did not have a valid ID.

It was during the second screening that a TSA officer found a metal container in his backpack with 0.5 grams marijuana.

TSA contacted El Paso Police and officers arrested Thomaz for possession of marijuana under 2 ounces. He was booked into the El Paso County Jail and posted the $300 bond a few hours later.

He was set to appear in an El Paso court Wednesday to face charges. Court records indicate that Thomaz did not have an attorney, and was instead required to appear in person to represent himself. When Thomaz failed to appear in court today, a warrant was issued for his arrest for failure to appear.

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0.5 grams of harmless marijuana! is that all? Oh but yeah that's right this is Texas where all things just ain't right for all the paranoia reefer madness that goes on in this stupid state! Don't law enforcement have better things to do? Beside Cameron was on his way out of El Paso, but those frisky TSA people over at the airport, if their not fondling children and women when they body search them why sure it was an easy catch! 300 bucks for the drug treatment rehabilitation center! Ripoff!

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