Snoop Dogg busted with marijuana in Norway

Snoop Dogg busted with marijuana in Norway
In this Saturday, July 16, 2011 file photo, Snoop Dogg performs onstage at Lovebox in Victoria Park, east London. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
OSLO, Norway (AP) - Norwegian media are reporting that Snoop Dogg was briefly detained in Norway after entering the country with marijuana and a large amount of cash.

Customs officials decline to confirm the report, saying only that an American artist entered Norway with a small amount of marijuana that was detected by a sniffer-dog. Norwegian law prevents law enforcement officials from naming suspects.

A customs officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said Thursday that the artist was also carrying more cash than is legally allowed and was subsequently fined 52,000 kroner ($8,600) for the violations.

Snoop Dogg was scheduled to perform Thursday at a musical festival in the southern town of Kristiansand.

The rapper, whose name is Calvin Broadus, has in the past been arrested on marijuana possession.