Lil’ Wayne And Crew Detained

U.S. Border Patrol officers detained Lil’ Wayne and 11 members of his entourage Dec. 18 in Texas when pot was reportedly found on two of the rapper’s tour buses.

Officers stopped the buses at a check point in Falfurrias, about 80 miles southwest of Corpus Christi, where the rapper was to perform Dec. 20 at American Bank Center. A drug-sniffing dog reportedly detected the odor of narcotics on two of the buses, which led to the discovery of marijuana. How much of the drug wasn’t disclosed.

Lil’ Wayne and crew were questioned and released and the case was turned over to the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release.

The rapper’s Dec. 18 concert at Laredo Entertainment Center was rescheduled for the next night and reportedly went off without incident.

This is just one more in a string of legal problems Lil’ Wayne has been confronted with in recent years.

He pleaded guilty Oct. 22 to attempted weapon possession in New York court stemming from charges related to a gun found on his tour bus in 2007. He is expected to be sentenced in February to about one year in jail.

The Grammy winner faces a March trial in Arizona on felony drug possession and weapons charges stemming from a January 2008 arrest at a U.S. Border Patrol check point.