On a trip to Sweden, Snoop Dogg was held by police on suspicion of using illegal narcotics but was released after questioning and drug tests, police said.
The artist was heading to a party after a concert in the Swedish capital when police stopped the car he was riding in around 1:30 a.m., said Matts Brannlund of the Stockholm police.
He said Snoop Dogg and a female companion (no, it wasn’t Mischa Barton) showed signs of drug use and were taken to a police station.
“He was deemed to be under the influence of narcotics,” Brannlund said.
A small amount of narcotics also was found in the car, but Brannlund could not specify which kind, and he said it was unclear whether it belonged to Snoop Dogg.
Given his many recent drug arrests, there’s a decent chance. Just saying.
“He underwent some tests that will now be sent away for analysis,” said Brannlund. “In two to three weeks, we’ll know if he was on something.”
Snoop Dogg, who’s becoming quite a pro at surrendering to police, was released but could face a fine if his drug test comes back positive, Brannlund said.
Sweden has some of the strictest laws in Europe, and even minor drug offenses are punished.
In the U.S., you can often beat the rap if you have a good lawyer or you’re a narc.
In any event, the Doggfather, who performed with Diddy in Stockholm’s Globe Arena Sunday, was the latest artist to get in trouble following a gig in Sweden.
Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was fined in southern Sweden after traces of cocaine were found in his blood following a concert at the Hultsfred music festival in June 2006.
All of the above are considered leading contenders for The Hollywood Gossip‘s Jason Wahler sweepstakes, in which we tried to predict the next star to be given a jail sentence by handicapping the field.
It’s unclear whether Snoop already won based on this incident. We’re leaning towards no.