And now from the department of news that will surprise no one: Snoop Dogg has been slapped with a 2-year ban from Norway after trying to sneak eight grams of marijuana into the country last month.The eternally laid-back rapper was arrested for possession at Kristiansand Airport in Kjevik, en route to perform at a music festival in southern Norway, the New York Daily News reports. The D-O-Double-G was caught—naturally—by dogs that sniffed out the drugs in his luggage.
In addition to being caught with his beloved Mary Jane, Snoop was also fined for packing too much in his wallet, carrying more cash than legally allowed. He was fined $8,600 for the two offenses, Holger Hagesaeter, Snoop Dogg’s legal rep in Norway, told the Daily News.
Hagesaester also revealed that the rapper/singer/actor/author isn’t bent out of shape about his newly-accrued Norwegian ban, explaining that his client “can live with the decision” and doesn’t plan to appeal it.
After all, pot busts are just a routine part of life for Snoop at this point: He was arrested last January at the U.S.-Mexico border checkpoint near El Paso, Tex., caught with over two ounces of his drug of choice. He was also arrested in Stockholm, Sweden in 2007, and busted at airports in Orange County and Burbank, Calif. in 2006 for marijuana possession — and that’s only going back a few years.
But what else would you expect from the author of Rolling Words: A Smokable Songbook? In other news, the Dogg is currently gearing up to release what is likely to be his crowning achievement, a reggae album under the name of his alter-ego, Snoop Lion. Nothing makes more sense than this.