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Wiz Khalifa arrested in El Paso for possession of marijuana (UPDATE)

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POSTED: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 10:59am

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:27pm

UPDATE:

El Paso police released the mugshot for Cameron Thomaz, 26, aka "Wiz Khalifa." 


 

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.  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.

Thomaz bonded out of jail Sunday.

He posted a picture on his Facebook page before boarding his private jet.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Following his performance at Neon Desert Music Festival in Downtown El Paso Saturday, Wiz Khalifa was arrested at the El Paso International Airport for possession of marijuana.

According to jail records, Cameron Thomaz, the rapper's real name, was booked into the Downtown jail Sunday for possession of less than 2 oz of marijuana.  His bond is listed as $300 cash or surety.

Wiz Khalifa then tweeted what he called a "Jail Selfie" from inside the cell.  He also tweeted a picture of the cell door with the words "Free Trap Wiz." 

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