Wiz Khalifa performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison on April 20, 2014. (Seth McConnell, Denver Post file)

Wiz Khalifa arrested on pot charge in Texas, tweets jail selfie

Wiz Khalifa arrested on pot charge in Texas, tweets jail selfie
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EL PASO, Texas — Authorities say rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested Sunday in West Texas on a charge of marijuana possession.

The performer from Cannonsburg, Pa., was stopped at an inspection checkpoint at the El Paso airport. A statement from El Paso police says because Khalifa traveled 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 misdemeanor 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, N.D. He was a headliner at an El Paso music festival Saturday.

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