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Rapper Wiz Khalifa arrested in West Texas airport, charged with marijuana possession

FILE - This May 18, 2014 file photo shows rapper Wiz Khalifa at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Wiz Khalifa has been arrested in Texas for marijuana possession, authorities say. Born Cameron Thomaz, of Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, he was stopped at a TSA inspection checkpoint at the El Paso airport and because he traveled without an identification document, a secondary search was ordered. It resulted in the finding of a canister with marijuana. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - This May 18, 2014 file photo shows rapper Wiz Khalifa at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Wiz Khalifa has been arrested in Texas for marijuana possession, authorities say. Born Cameron Thomaz, of Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, he was stopped at a TSA inspection checkpoint at the El Paso airport and because he traveled without an identification document, a secondary search was ordered. It resulted in the finding of a canister with marijuana. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

EL PASO, Texas - 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 travelled 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 misdemeanour 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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